People are not numbers, and victims of evil are not statistics. All people have unique experiences, dreams, and achievements.
How then can biographies of real-life heroes and heroines be used to inspire students, social activists, and local communities at large to take concrete action against antisemitism and other forms of discrimination?
Humanity in Action Poland, a member of the Combat Antisemitism Movement, invites you to participate in the “History, herstory, our story. How to teach about the difficult past through bios and local history?” webinar, on Wednesday, January 26th, at 6 PM CET (12 PM ET).
Let us meet on the eve of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp to share best practices in working with personal stories and local histories.
Panelists will discuss different methods and contexts for using these materials in educational work. In addition to their historical value, they carry an emotional and cognitive power and can serve a pretext for looking not only the past but also the here and now.
The speakers lineup includes: Dr. Andrea Despot (Chief Executive Officer of the EVZ Foundation), Dr. Tomasz Cebulski (Founder of Polin Travel), Antje Scheidler (National Director of Humanity in Action Germany, International Director of European Programs in Humanity in Action), Leonie Schöler (Historian, Journalist, Influencer), Maximilian von Schoeler (Projects Coordinator in Centropa), and Miško Stanišić (Director of Terraforming).
The webinar is accompanying the premiere of the educational mobile app 11 STAGES, produced as part of the “Break the Vicious Circle!” project.
The 11 STAGES app can be downloaded for free in three languages: Polish, German, and English:
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For iOS –
The project is funded by the EVZ Foundation and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office as part of the “Young People Remember” program.