In the 2016/2017 school year, we announced the CJN video competition for the second time. Students from Jewish schools in Europe, US and Israel could compete with their short films in 4 categories: Virtual Jewish Cookbook, Family History, Virtual Walking Tour and My Community.
On the 26th of May, Centropa Hungary held a grand final event in the Holocaust Memorial Center of Budapest, where more than 300 students and teachers came together to receive an award for their projects and work in the 2016/17 school year. We awarded the participants of the Visegrád video competition, the Common Ground Educational Project, and those who hosted our Hungarian exhibitions and created lesson plans for the Centropa webpage.
With the support of the Visegrád Fund, Centropa organized a video competition for the Visegrád countries for the first time. Students of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic were invited to create short films about their town’s Jewish history and culture. Almost 40 videos were submitted to the competition, which were evaluated by an international jury. The results were announced on our annual Town Hall meeting in Budapest on the 26th of May.
Centropa organizes a one-day seminar for teachers and educators in Israel. During the seminar, participants get to know our unique database of Jewish stories, photos and films, and work with each other to create lesson plans and innovative projects for their students.
Date: 12th of March (Sunday)
Application deadline: 17 February 2017
Location: Yitzak Rabin Hostel, Nahman Avigad 1, Giv'at Ram, 91390 Jerusalem
Have a great holiday season, everyone!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=004jSGtG-CA&feature=youtu.be
With the partnership of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, the European Union's Europe For Citizens program, the Association of Hungarian History Teachers, and the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest - Centropa held a seminar between 9-11 of December 2016 in Budapest for 22 classroom teachers from all over the country.
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Otto Simko, born 1924 in Topolcany, Slovakia, remembers growing up in a very active environment: "From the time we were small, our mother encouraged us to do sports.."
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Something worth sharing, started by the Survivor from Poland: