Today we visited Soviet War Memorial. Powerful and painful at a time... For me as Lithuanian it brought bias feelings - I admit the singnificance of the end of the WWII and on the other hand it was rather unpleasant to read Stalin's quotes about the liberation of the Baltic countries as we know the price of it very well.
Be the evening, be the morning - the seventh day in CSA 2016
Second World War through monuments, pictures, photos, artifacts... We saw amazing Soviet War Memorial, and German-Russian Museum, full of terrible history. War continued through Cold war, and his symbol is Berlin Wall, which part we saw in Berlin War Memorial. In the afternoon was a lot of useful activities. For example, Karen Ettinger introduced National Library in Izrael and Marketplace of ideas...
Be the evening, be the morning....
If liking everything makes me the group puppy – in Romania we say the village idiot, but I will be nice here- then I will gladly assume the title.
Today it was a special day in Berlin. First of all we had free time to enjoy ourselves! I personally visited the Pergamon museum, Bradenborg's gate, the Cathedral and walked around in the Museum Quarter as well as Alexander Platz and Babel Platz.
I was supposed to write a blog on the second day of the CSA 2016 but because of some technical problems, I’ll give my impression of the fifth day.Amazing and day full of emotions started with our trip to Terezin, former Terezinstadt Ghetto. Although there were no extermination camps in former Czechoslovakia, Jews from this occupied country mostly ended up in extermination camps in Poland. We had a chance to visit the town, the museum, crematorium and a memorial dedicated to victims from the Terezinstadt Ghetto.
Two pair of shoes in small room at 17 Dlouha Street in Terezin. Owners: Artur Berlinger and his wife. He was a man of many talents. He worked as a musician, music teacher, painter, calligrapher and artisan. In 1942 Artur and his wife were deported to the Jewish Ghetto in Terezin. During 1943 Berlinger happened upon the empty attic space with the vaulted ceiling at 17 Dlouhá Street. Determined to help other inmates celebrate their Jewish faith, he transformed it into a prayer room and probably using his own liturgical items during the services he led.
My book list so far:
1. The Trigger by Tm Butcher
2. The Girls of Room 28
3. How I Came to Know Fish by Ota Pavel
4. Letter to my Father - Franz Kafka
#CSA2016 - I believe the list will continue... ;)
My religion and my mision are children and all of my professional life I've been searching for the best way to teach them. I am still convinced that involving someone's emotions into the learning process ensures that knowledge happens. The key of the change always opens from the inside and that is exactly what Centropa provides. Visiting Terezin today and meeting survivors was a great experience. Thank you Centropa
I am so very happy to be a part of the CSA 2016. These past few days have been incredible. I have learned some much more about Central European History, I've added to my collection of teacher resrouces, and have experience the fantastic cultures of Vienna and Prague.
Day four today and we continued our trip to Prague starting from the Jewish cemetery and Kafka's grave.
Prague is a small miracle. Beautiful,traditional, cobbled streets and wonderful architecture take you to a land of dreams, where the impossible is never too far away. The Austrian Ambassador honored us with an invitation to dinner.
Thrilled with the seminar so far, as I did not expect that on day two already I'd meet and collaborate with people as if we had known each other for years