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"The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to the major reasons for studying History (any History course will be appropriate with this lesson). Having said that, this lesson is meant to be used at the beginning of a year long course. Feel free to modify the lesson to fit your specific needs."
Between 2000 and 2010, Centropa interviewed 1,200 Jewish Holocaust survivors still living in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Balkans. Centropa then digitized 22,000 of their photographs and asked them to tell their stories about the entire 20th century -- as they lived it. This Treasure Hunt will help you familiarize yourself with the Centropa website and all it has to offer as you work on creating your project.
In these two back-to-back lessons, students will explore Jewish values, Jewish identity, and the question of how to balance their ethnic/religious identities with being a citizen of the world. Students will watch Centropa's film, Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - the powerful story of how a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children worked with their Christian and Muslim neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s.