22
Oct
2014
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Life During World War II

This is a history project but because we want our students ultimately to teach each other, we started with an introductory video conference during which students asked each other questions and learned a little about one another. Students will then choose a biography from the Centropa website to read and study, as an example of what life was like for someone in a Central or Eastern European country during WWII.

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23
May
2013
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Teofila Silberring and Janusz Korczak. Living in the Cracow and Warsaw Ghetto.

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 emphasis on the figures of Janusz Korczak and Teofila Silberring.

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02
Apr
2013
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Lilli Tauber: The Kindertransports

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 Kindertransport. Students also viewed first hand accounts from the website “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.”

Here is the lesson plan: The Kindertransports

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26
Mar
2013
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Teofila Silberring - So that memory doesn't die

 

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 use the film scripts in your class in order to understand the film better and help students to dig deeper in the (personal) stories by exploring history.

The film scripts are available in English and German and can be downloaded as PDF documents.

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12
Mar
2013
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Lilli Tauber: Viennese Jewry In The 1930s

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 the Nuremberg Laws, the Anchluss, Kristallnacht (November Pogrom), and the American response to Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1930s. 

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12
Mar
2013
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Lilli Tauber: European Jewish Life and Death 1929-1949

Using the film, “A Suitcase Full of Memories,” this lesson plan helps students explore the topic of the Kindertransport and the impact of the Holocaust on children who survived and who chose to remain in (or return to) Europe, postwar.  Also, a brief look at life before the Holocaust is surveyed as part of the larger picture of European Jewish life during this period.

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