Teofila Silberring -- So That Memory Doesn't Die

This unique story is told to us by a woman who never left her beloved Krakow—except for the six years she lived in Nazi hell. Mrs Silberring remembers her neighborhood by door numbers--her school at this address, her synagogue over there--even the church she used to go to on Sunday's with her governess. In 1939, a life of wealth and privilege turned into a life of hell and torment. This is her story. This film was made possible thanks to grants from the The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Special thanks to Magdelana Bizon, who interviewed Mrs Silberring.

Study Guides

PREWAR POLAND

Teofila Silberring was born in Krakow. Located in southern Poland, it is the second largest city in the country (after the capital, Warsaw).

POLAND DURING WWII

On 1 September 1939 Poland was invaded by German troops, which signaled the official declaration of The Second World War. Sixteen days later, Soviet troops entered the country from the east, which they viewed as a “disintegrated” Polish state. In accordance with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, Poland would now be partitioned between the two powers.

POSTWAR POLAND

After the Second World War, leaders of the victorious Allied powers met for the Yalta conference in 1945, named after the island Yalta. Among other political questions, the Allied leaders discussed the fate of Poland. The country underwent territorial changes and a communist government was installed.

POLISH JEWS

Teofila Silberring was raised in the Krakow neighborhood of Kazimierz – the historic Jewish quarter. Take a virtual tour of contemporary Kazimierz or read about the history of Kaziemierz. Teofila's family attended the Tempel Synagogue.

SCHINDLER

Teofila was taken from the Podgorze ghetto to the Plaszow concentration camp, just outside of Krakow. She did not stay long in Plaszow, because she was then employed by Oskar Schindler in his enamel factory in Krakow. Read more about Oskar Schindler at the Jewish Virtual Library

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Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment

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In this project, students work in pairs to read Centropa biographies, create a 5 minute video about the interviewee, and design a Stolpersteine (commemorative stone) for them.
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Teofila Silberring - Losy pojedynczego człowieka, jako lekcja historii

History

Autor: Joanna Olender

Szkoła: Gimnazjum nr 95 w Warszawie

Czas trawania zajęć: 2-3 x 45 min.

Cele lekcji:

·      Uświadomienie czym była Zagłada

·      Stworzenie bazy informacji na temat...

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A story of one human life as a history lesson - Photos as a key to understanding the past.

History
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Scenariusze lekcji języka polskiego z wykorzystaniem filmu Centropy o Tosi Silberring: „Aby pamięć nie umarła…”

History

Scenariusze lekcji języka polskiego z  wykorzystaniem filmu Centropy o Tosi Silberring:  „Aby pamięć nie umarła…”

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Lesson plan to "Teofila Silberring: So that Memory doesn't die"

History

Subject : “We know ourselves only to the extent we have been tested”   (W.Szymborska).

Human attitudes towards different life situations.

Opis projektu - Ażeby pamięć nie umarła

History

Lekcje poświęcone pracy z filmem Centropy o losach Teofili Silberring, a wcześniej udział w seminarium, zapoznanie się z filozofią nauczania i działalnością Centropy,  podsunęły mi pomysł na przygotowanie i zrealizowanie...

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Scenariusz lekcji w oparciu o film Centropy „Teofila Silbering - ZEBY NIE UMARŁA PAMIĘĆ”

History

Temat : „Tyle wiemy o sobie, ile nas sprawdzono” (W. Szymborska).
Postawy ludzkie wobec różnych sytuacji życiowych.

How my school used the Polish Centropa exhibition

other projects
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Cross-cultural Cookbook Project

other projects

We began by watching Centropa’s film So Memory Doesn’t Die, about Teofila Silberring’s harrowing experience during the Holocaust. She was saved from starvation by a kind family friend who gave...

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So that Memory Doesn't Die

History

In this 45 minute lesson, high school students explore two important aspects of survivors’ lives: 1) rebuilding their lives after living through horrors and losing their families, and 2) sharing...

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שהזיכרון לא ייעלם

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Centropa
ראיון
תאופילה סילברינג סיור הליכה בקרקוב

Teofila Silberring - Interaktives Filmskript

History

Traces of Memory. Saved from Oblivion.

History

The educational project Teaching the Holocaust was introduced in the fourth class of vocational school at the General-Technical School in Lubliniec for students in their last year of high school...

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Teofila Silberring and Janusz Korczak. Living in the Cracow and Warsaw Ghetto.

History

In this lesson written and tested by Anna Janina Kloza from Bialystok, the class participants learn about the situation of people in the Warsaw and Cracow Ghetto with a particular...

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Teofila Silberring Walking Tour

other projects

Except for those years during the Holocaust, Teofila never lived anywhere else but Cracow, and in her interview, she takes us on a tour of the city-to all the places...

Centrope spacer po Krakowie śladami Teofili Silberring

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Nie licząc lat wojennych, Teofila nigdy nie mieszkała poza Krakowem. Podczas wywiadu zabrała nas na spacer po swoim mieście, przenieśliśmy się z nią do tych wszystkich miejsc, w których była...

Schindler's List: Another perspective

History

Using Centropa’s film, So Memory Doesn’t Die, about the life of Teofila (Toska) Silberring – a Schindler Jew - this lesson enables those using Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List in...

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Teofila Silberring - So that memory doesn't die

other projects

The interactive film scripts combine the scripts of the Centropa Films with the links metioned in the Study Guides, thus marking various historical, cultural and geographical references.

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ESL Lesson on Silberring film

History

This lesson uses Centropa's film "So that memory doesn't die" about the life of Krakow-born Teofila Silberring, who survived the Jewish ghetto of Krakow, and Auschwitz, with the help of...

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Why is Centropa’s Philosophy Important to Me?

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