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Survival in Sarajevo - Helpful Advice on how to realise Centropa's exhibition in you area

Civic activism
Michael Heitz from the Albert-Schweitzer-Schule in Sinsheim, Germany brought the Centropa exhibition "Survival in Sarajevo" to his school and together with other schools, organisations, and NGO's he organised various activities...

Beyond Boundaries

Civic activism
The fourth and final unit I teach each year is entitled “A Nation Divided and Rebuilt.” The content begins with the events leading up to the American Civil War, moves...
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Courageous People Project

Civic activism
Students work on the questions of “what is an act of moral courage” and “what is required to act courageously”. They explore the past and the present to discover courageous...
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The Together Project

Civic activism
Students in Chicago, Berlin, and Skopje explored minorities in each of their cultures, and stereotypes about them. Students first tried to predict what life was like for the students in...
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Roads

History

This lesson plan is based on Centropa's El Otro Camino film. The lesson is designed for Hungarian students, who usually have minimal knowledge about the Sephardic Jewry.

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Friendship Among Jews and Gentiles - Herbert Lewin

History

During these 7 lessons, students learn about the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the 20th century through the Centropa film about Hervert Lewin and the book "Address Unknown" by...

10

Reading images - European Jewish Life from 1900 - 1945

This lesson „Reading Images“ describes how students can use the Centropa photo archive , and enables students to analyze primary historical sources. It also illustrates how Jewish history can be...

Lessons learnt

History

Holocaust Education in Serbia. A PowerPoint presented by Biljana Stojanović of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in Serbia during the Centropa Balkans Seminar in Zagreb, 26.02.2017

University

Tips on Making a Video

other projects

This video, made by students at the Adelson Campus in Las Vegas, NV, in the US, offers tips to those making films for avoiding common pitfalls.

Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/Ovwm7Nl6gso

How to use the Lilli Tauber film in Greece

History
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How I used Survival in Sarajevo in a Greek school

History

A cross-cultural project on how to use the story of La Benevolencija, and the film "Survival in Sarajevo" in Greek and Serbian schools.

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Holocaust and Human Rights

Civic activism

The subject: "Learning about the Holocaust and Human Rights" was selected as part of a school activity program and particularly as  part of the lesson, "The Joy of Reading", it was...

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Analyzing a Centropa Film

other projects

Students watch films all the time.  But do they think about how a good story is told through film?  To get your students to think about how filmmakers tell stories...

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"20th Century Europe, as seen from Palestine-Israel"

History

Students will learn about historical events that took place in Europe in the 20th century, and see how those events were covered by newspapers in mandatory Palestine and (after...

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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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Working with Centropa's Photos

History

The Centropa Exhibition Jewish Witnesses to the Polish Century was at our school for 9 days (5 – 14 November 2012) At that time 14 classes, which means over 400...

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...

Centropa Ebook: Chava Pressburger

History
Mrs. Chava Pressburger lives in both Israel and the Czech Republic. It was in Prague, in her cozy and tastefully furnished apartment, where the interview took place. Mrs. Pressburger impressed...

Centropa eBook: Venezia Kamhi

History
After the political changes in Bulgaria of November 10, 1989, life became harder for my family. Everything we had built and fought for started to fall apart. I value Eastern...

Centropa eBook : Leontina Arditi

History
Leontina Arditi is a part of the history of Bulgarian theater. She was among the first to successfully introduce one-(wo)man performances, or the so called ‘theater with one actor’, as...

Centropa eBook: Elza Rizova

History

Click below to download the eBook on Elza Rizova

Centropa eBook: Lilli Tauber

History
 
Lilli Tauber and her husband, Max Tauber, welcome me in their communal apartment in Viennas 19th district. We had already spoken on the telephone and were curious to finally...

Centropa ebook of Emilia Ratz

History

Shortly after the beginning of our interview, Mrs. Emilia Ratz, called Mila by her friends, impresses me with her exceptional life-story and her humor, which overshadows the tragic of...

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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Breda and Matilda Kalef: "Three Promises"

History
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Haya-Lea Detinko: Centropa, Russia and Zionism

History

This lesson plan uses resources from the Centropa website including some of Ursula Reinhart-Döring’s lesson plan from the teachers’ section. Because her lesson was designed for ESL kids, Margaret Chasan...

"Rescued Memories": Creating a student exhibition

History

In this lesson plan, Cynthia Peterman illustrates how she used the Centropa database to create a student exhibition.

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“Of Shtetls and Cities”: Creating a student exhibition

other projects

A student-created exhibition based on Centropa

photo taken by Jonathan Ah Kit, on April 28, 2000, CC licensing

Centropa - A model for creative and project-based learning

other projects
This presentation will help...
1) ... define/describe Project-Based Learning (PBL)
2) ... show PBL’s implementation in a classroom
3) ... demonstrate Centropa’s connections to Project-Based Learning
a.As an example of...
University

Jewish Soldiers: Identity of the Jews from Transylvania in the 20. Century

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

History
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...
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European Jewry and the Holocaust

History
In this honors class, students play a major role in teaching their peers about the Holocaust. After the teacher covers the period from the rise of modern anti-Semitism to the...
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Understanding European Jewish life beyond the periods of catastrophe

History

This lesson assists students in appreciating the contours of modern Jewish history.  Using a Centropa film, students synthesize their learning from film, oral history interview, and standard history textbooks.

Here...

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A place to call home

History

Using nine Centropa films and one feature length documentary about the Jewish sports club of Vienna, as well as conducting personal interviews, students will examine factors affecting immigration in their...

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Digital Story Telling

other projects

This is a project that combines a variety of skills and tools with modern technology to create films similar to those produced by Centropa.

Students produce digital stories, using narratives...

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Mieczyslaw Weinryb: Exploring my past

History
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Max Uri: Viennese Jewry in the 1930s

History

In this lesson, students will learn about early Zionism and Jewish life in Austria in the first part of the 20th Century. Students will engage themselves with materials on...

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Max Uri: Kristallnacht

History

In this lesson students will use a variety of the written stories from the Centropa website to gain an individualized and specific perspective on the events of Kristallnacht.  Students will...

11

Lilli Tauber: The Kindertransports

History

This is a one-class lesson on the Kindertransport.  Following a group viewing of the Lilli Tauber film, students were self-directed by a PowerPoint presentation to explore the politics behind the...

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Erna Goldmann: From Frankfurt to Tel Aviv Interactive Film Script

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.

You can...

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.

You can...

27 January -- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Civic activism
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All people are kinsfolk

History
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My Spanish Bosnian Life The Montiljo Family of Sarajevo

History

Overview information

Teachers: Pecoler Lorieta, Eskenazi Milutinovic Marsela, Isailovic Vera, Sterjova Daniela, Saric Melika, Cirino Katiusca
Type of school: Primary public schools, Public High Schools  
Subjects taught: History, Civic...

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Personal Choice and Community Dynamics

History

In this 2015 Milton Wolf Prize winning lesson, students examine the extent to which individual choices shape community dynamics. By watching Survival in Sarajevo, examining images, engaging in group...

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Analyzing a Centropa Film

other projects

Teachers use this activity for any project where students are asked to create a story on film or another visual presentation (Prezi, PowerPoint), including the Virtual Walking Tour project (students...

University

Video Making Guidelines

other projects

An easy, step-by-step guide for teachers and students how to make videos on "The Jewish history of my town".

A material prepared in cooperation with the Galicija Jewish Museum in...
University

School Tableau Project

other projects

It is a Austro-Hungarian tradition for schools to take group photographs of graduating classes, and post them in shops around town and throughout the school for everyone to take pride...

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Return to Rivne

History
In this lesson, students will be able to analyze a documentary about two young cousins who survived the Holocaust in order to extend our understanding of what we can learn...
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Exploring Bitola through the film about Beno and Roza

History

The city as an interactive classroom.

A research project about Jewish life in Bitola before WW2, consisting of six 40 min. lessons and centering around the film "The years make...

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Lesson Plan | The Years Make Their Own

History

Centropa lesson

Centropa film: The Years Make Their Own

Teacher: Biljana Shotarovska

School: Blaze Koneski Primary school – Skopje, Macedonia

Overview information

Type of school...

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Project Work | Student Exhibition

History

My town’s Jewish history – digital contents, modern technology and teaching

by:
Petar Pop Arsov Primary School
Skopje, Macedonia

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Jews In The Balkans

History

A presentation about the Jews in the Balkans, by Liljana Stefanovska

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Picturing Kristallnacht

History
This lesson commemorates Kristallnacht by having students examine how it was a turning point in the treatment of Jews in Germany and Austria. Taught within the context of the 8th grade Holocaust curriculum, the goal of the lesson is to personalize for students what happened by starting with their own photographs as a way connect to young Jews in Jews in Germany and Austria before the Nazi rise to power. We then used Centropa interview excerpts and photographs to learn first-hand memories of Kristallnacht.
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We speak for them

History

6th Grade SS/LA Project 

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Using Amos Oz with the Detinko film

Literature

An Introduction to Centropa’s film about Haya-Lea Detinko. This lesson uses excerpts from A Tale and Love and Darkness by the great Israeli novelist, and the film about Haya-Lea Dinko...

Jewish Surnames

other projects

The goal of these lesson plans, which should take about 16 hours of class time + home work, is for each student to produce a short biographical film on the...

Lesson plan on the Centropa film "Max Uri - Looking for Frieda"

History

Using the Centropa film "Max Uri -Looking for Frieda", which is a touching love story, together with Emily Dickinson's poem "I Held a Jewel", you can expose your students to...

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Why is a civic society important?

Civic activism
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