Between the 14th and 16th of March we held our third annual winter seminar for teachers in European Jewish schools. We had 35 teachers and educators coming from 17 various countries in Europe. During these two intensive days the participants worked together on cross-border projects, exchanged ideas and best practices, created lesson plans based on Centropa films and other materials, and also brainstormed on how to strengthen European Jewish identity by connceting Jewish students with each other.
Between the 16-18 of January we held a seminar in Vilnius for 30 Lithuanian teachers who are new to Centropa.
During the seminar we showed our database of Jewish family stories and photos, introduced them to Centropa educational materials. The participating teachers shared ideas,best practices,and developed lesson plans on how to teach the Holocaust and 20th century Jewish history. They also worked on our Lithuanian traveling exhibition that includes stories and photos from Lithuania.
On the 19th of December 2014 we held our annual Chanuka party. We had over eigthy people who attended - Centropa interviewees, Centropa teachers and many of their students.
Events of Café Centropa in Budapest in 2014 was made possible by the Claims Conference and the Erwin Rautenberg Foundation
Between the 21-23 of November we held a seminar in Szeged for 30 Hungarian public school teachers who are new to Centropa.
During the seminar we showed our database of Jewish family stories and photos, introduced them to Centropa educational materials. The participating teachers shared ideas,best practices,and developed lesson plans on how to teach the Holocaust and 20th century Jewish history. They also worked on our traveling exhibition "Stories from a family album" that includes stories and photos from Hungary.
On the 30-31 of October we showed the first version of our newest film and held a workshop for Centropa veteran teachers in Hungary. The goal of this program was to work on lesson plans based on this new film, get feedback on the film, and we also held a video making workshop to build confidence in teachers to participate with their students in Centropa's video competition "Our Town's Jewish History".
Join us for this special event!
Opening: 7 October, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Survival in Sarajevo Exhibition is on display from October 7-14 bettween 9:00 am.
Address: The Cervantes Institute , 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017.
In the summer of 1944, during the final months of Miklós Horthy’s governorship, and having nearly finished deporting Jews from the countryside, Hungarian political leaders decided it was now the turn of Budapest Jews to be forcibly expelled from their homes.