Centropa Summer Academy 2024

Join us in Berlin and you will:

  • explore Berlin’s most historic sites with top notch guides;
  • discuss the city’s turbulent history with academics;
  • meet with politicians, journalists, and activists;
  • expand your knowledge base and technology skill set;
  • all while you and other teachers gather primary and secondary sources to use in the lesson plans you'll write during special sessions set aside for that purpose;
  • and you’ll form cross border networks and partnerships with other teachers.

If your application is accepted, you will:

  • visit the Soviet war memorial to those who fell in the Battle of Berlin
  • tour the Berlin Wall memorial
  • discover the Palace of Tears station
  • walk through historical communist East Berlin sites
  • discuss 20 January 1942 at the Wannsee Conference Center
  • tour Ravensbrück Memorial and engage with historians
  • stop at Track 17, Grünewald station, where Berlin’s Jews were sent to their deaths
  • read Centropa interviews of Kindertransport refugees in the Anhalter Bahnhof
  • tour the Holocaust Memorial, the Topography of Terror (SS HQ) & Babelplatz (book burning site)
  • tour Berlin’s historic Jewish quarter
  • discuss the rise of German Jewry
  • tour the newly remodeled Jewish Museum
  • attend Friday evening Shabbat services in Germany’s last 19th century choir-led service
  • meet with today’s young Jewish community activists who will tell us about being Jewish in today’s Germany

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