Students will learn about historical events that took place in Europe in the 20th century, and see how those events were covered by newspapers in mandatory Palestine and (after 1948) Israel. After that, the students will interview one or more family members/friends who were alive at the time of the events. The students' findings will be presented in a paper and a video.
The basic idea for this project was discussed by David Behrman, Victor Gurevich, and Yonathan Bar-On at the Centropa Winter Seminar, 10-11 December 2012. A basic lesson plan was then worked out by David Behrman and Yonathan Bar-On, each of whom adapted it for the specific needs of his class(es) and lessons.