Laszlo Nussbaum: Identity of the Jews from Transylvania in the 20. Century

This lesson is an opportunity to make the students understand the situation of the minorities, namely the Jewish minority, who lived in the 20th century South-Eastern Europe, where nationalism soared to alarming levels leading to extremism. The lesson is particularly relevant for its target audience, as it was conceived for a class in which Hungarians, Romanians, Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants study together. The lesson makes use of personal accounts of historic events in order to help the students understand and identify with the characters.The films used in the lesson are: Jewish Soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian Army, Laszlo Nussbaum: Europe without Borders and the Centropa interview with Eva Deutsch.
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Laszlo Nussbaum -- Europe without Borders

A remarkable story of changing borders and stubborn optimism. Heinrich Nussbaum lived in the Austo-Hungarian Empire and had four sons who fought in the First World War. The empire collapsed and Europe was divided, but Heinrich didn't believe in borders and sent his sons to universities all over Europe: Sandor studied economics in Prague, Joseph became a doctor in Berlin, Laszlo received his degree in philosophy in Paris and Jeno, Laszlo's father, studied mathematics in Florence.

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