Jewish Lifelines with Christians and Muslims in Styria and Southeastern Europe.
In cooperation with CENTROPA
This two-day seminar for high school teachers investigates Jewish life in Styria and southeastern Europe through the use of films and oral histories of Shoah survivors and by drawing connections to current issues like migration, assimilation, integration and religious freedom.
SEMINAR for HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Our main focus in these workshops is not the Holocaust, but how Jewish families lived in Austria in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially in the southern province of Styria, as well as in the neighboring countries of southeastern Europe and in Turkey. We also look at aspects of Jewish life today in these areas. We show examples of how Christians, Jews and Moslems were and are able to live together in a multiethnic society.
These seminars are conceptualized for secondary school teachers of history, social studies, religion, English as a second language and German. Teachers participate actively in writing and creating teaching materials that are then tested in the classroom and adapted to different teaching environments.
- Introduction to Jewish history and communities in southern Austria
- The use of Jewish oral histories in the classroom, including the audio book Hörmal. Überlebensgeschichten (Listen: Survival Stories)
- Hidden children in the countryside. The film Walter Goldberger, Ein U-Boot in der Steiermark.
Walter Goldberg, Ein U-Boot in der Steiermark, (A Hidden Child in Styria)
is about a young boy from Graz who survived the Shoah by hiding among Catholic farmers in the countryside. The film (in German) was especially produced for classroom use. The DVD can be ordered here.
- Jews, Muslims and Christians in southeastern Europe and in Turkey.
- The use of online educational platforms such as www.centropastudent.org to research Jewish life in Austria and southeastern Europe,
- Tour of Jewish Graz
- Creating teaching materials in small working groups.
These seminars can be conducted in English and/or German.
Feedback from teachers who took this course.
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· Fabian Rühle, Centropa, Centropa's Library of Rescued Memories and Connecting Students Internationally
· Karen Engel, Tacheles Styria, The Jewish Community in Styria and Jewish Oral Histories
· Gerald Lamprecht, Centrum for Jewish Studies, Karl-Franzens University Graz , Jewish History in Styria and Tour of Jewish Graz
· Robert Kozak, History Teacher, Graz International Bilingual School, Using Survivor Stories to Teach about the Third Reich
· Ulrike Lackner, History Teacher, Lassnitzhöhe Stories of Jewish and non-Jewish Daily Life: Using the Biography of Franziska Smolka in the Classroom