Centropa’s Survival in Sarajevo exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Bosniak Muslims, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic Croats stood together against hate during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. The exhibition is on display through April 2014 at theFree Public Library in Philadelphia. Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, describes how this story’s message is more relevant today than ever.
On March 9-10, 2014, Centropa held our second professional development seminar for teachers working European Jewish schools. Twenty-seven teachers and school directors from 15 schools in 13 countries attended. The seminar was held in Frankfurt at a conference hotel and in the city’s Jewish community center.
On Wednesday the 26th of February 2014 , at 6pm, Centropa screened its film "A bookstore in six chapters" about the Molho family at the Babylon movie theater in Berlin, Germany. This special screening included speeches by special guests from the Foreign Ministry, the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Jewish Museum in Athens.
37 teachers, school administrators and curriculum writers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Alabama spent two intensive days sharing best practices, watching new Centropa films and writing lesson plans together. Thanks to all!
Between the 7-9 of February we organized an international seminar in Budapest for 38 teachers from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary.
During the seminar teachers shared ideas,best practices,and developed lesson plans on how to teach the Holocaust and 20th century Jewish history. They also worked on one of our traveling exhibitions that includes stories and photos from all of these countries.
Thanks to Carson Phillips of Toronto and the team of the Bank Postsparkasse 25 Canadian teachers meet with us on July 3 in the legendary building of the Bank, built by Otto Wagner in 1906.
The teachers were on a Holocaust Educator Study Tour. The group consisted of 20 teachers, staff and one Holocaust survivor, who is originally from Serbia and was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau with his family. The teachers were from public and Catholic school. Most of them came from Ontario, two from Saskatchewn, two from Nova Scotia and two from Quebec.