Survival in Sarajevo —— La Benevolencija

Course lesson taught in: when filling in for absent colleagues  (happening with high frequency —after all it’s Italy

This lesson plan can be adapted to nearly every context and every age group because of the unique and strong message of the video “Survival in Sarajevo”. 

Summary of goals: to broaden the perception of my students about: 

·      PEACE - what is the significance of it

·      living together peacefully  

·      sharing resources with each other  

·      helping each other 

·      making them realise that everyone only benefits from overcoming and putting aside prejudices and borders ( geographical as well as mental borders )

Photo from http://www.knesset.gov.il/birthday/images/photo/KnessetBuilding26_big.jpg

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Survival in Sarajevo -- Friendship in a Time of War

The story of how an old synagogue in the Bosnian war zone became a beacon of hope for everyone. During the Bosnian war (1992-1995), the Jewish community of Sarajevo refused to take sides, opened their own humanitarian aid agency inside the city's synagogue, and were soon joined by their Muslim, Croat and Serbian friends. While outside of the besieged Bosnian capital, nationalist politicians swore these ethnic groups could not get along, here's a group of people who never got the memo. In this European war, Jews were not the victims. In this war, Jews were saving Muslims and Christians.

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