Impressions from our annual Macedonian teacher-training seminar, which brought together 52 participants from Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, in Skopje on May 4-6, 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Claims Conference, the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia, the US Embassy and the Austrian Embassy.
On May 3rd, our Café Centropa Vienna members visited Eisenstadt, a small town with a rich Jewish history. The first stop was the old Jewish cemetery that was used between 1679 and 1875. After that, we visited the Jewish Museum itself and the small synagogue that is placed inside of the museum. Special thanks to Johannes Reiss, the director of the museum, who was very kind to us and guided our group. We closed the trip with a lunch together.
On April 17th, 2018 the Centropa exhibition "Lost Sephardic World" was openend in the Serbian city of Niš. Exhibition was shown in the grand hall of the First Niš Grammar School “Stevan Sremac”. Around hundred people attended the opening of the exhibition. We were happy to welcome a delegate from the Ministry of education-department Niš, a delegate from the City Hall, the professors from the school, media representatives, as well as parents and students.
Our third seminar in Lviv between 3-5. April brought together 50 educators, civil society activists and journalists from Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Poland. During the seminar, teachers presented their projects and how they have used the Centropa films in educational contexts. The seminar also offered four different one-day workshops to choose from, historical lectures and the presentation of our exhibition „The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album”. In addition, we awarded the winners of our annual Youth Competition.
On March 15th, our newest exhibition “The Lost Sephardic World of the Western Balkans” was opened in the Children Cultural Center of Belgrade. The exhibition opening was organized in cooperation with the Serbian Education Ministry, kindly underwritten by IHRA and the US Embassy in Serbia. Speeches were given by Biljana Stojanovic of the Education Ministry, Kyle Scott, US Ambassador to Serbia, Alona Fischer-Kamm, Israeli Ambassador to Serbia, the Deputy head of the Jewish Community of Belgrade, the Deputy Director of the Children Cultural Center, and Fabian Rühle from Centropa.
Time to announce the winners of our Trans.History Youth competition! We have received many wonderful contributions this year and we are proud to introduce this year’s awardees!
First Prize goes to:Lada Nuzhna, Secondary School № 138, Kyiv, UkraineGalina Untu, Liceul Teoretic "Petru Movila", Chisinau, Moldova
Second Prize goes to:Liudmila Olenenko, Gymnasium "Skifia", Kamianka-Dniprovska, UkraineIrina Mershynets, Shatura Educational Komplex, Shatura, Ukraine
Between 2-4. March, 30 teachers from Poland and Germany came together to work with Centropa materials and discuss Polish Jewish history, during our annual Poland seminar in Warsaw, at the Menora conference room. The seminar was organized in cooperation with POLIN, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Poland, and Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation.
7 days, 70 educators from 18 countries from Europe, US and Israel, and the magnificent city of Berlin - what is it?
It is the 12th Centropa Summer Academy, taking place between 5-12 July, 2018.
Don't miss this opportunity, apply now! Application is open until the 31st of March.
All information can be found on the CSA website: https://2018.centropasummeracademy.org/
Educators in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia were invited to join us at our seminar at the University of South Carolina, 16-18 February. More than 30 teachers came together to learn how to use Centropa’s stories of 20th century Central European Jewish life to teach history, ELA, social studies, civics, art, photography, film, storytelling, and foreign language.