October 10, 2016

International Winter School for Educators

The winter school will provide a forum for 15 junior educators from European countries who want to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices on the topic of Nazi forced labour and its memory in post-war Europe from a transnational perspective. The focus will be on civilian forced labour in Nazi Germany. The winter school will also focus on how educators can use documents archived in the ITS Digital Archive, which include among others multi-million page collections of records on forced labour, post-war DPs and resettlement.

The winter school will be convened on 19 – 25 February 2017 in Berlin.

The key aspects of this winter school are:
  • to discuss contemporary challenges facing history educators in Europe, with particular emphasis on teaching the history and the aftermath of forced labour during WWII, including repatriation and emigration of former forced labourers.
  • to explore the documentation of the International Tracing Service and to identify the material that offers particularly rich opportunities for new educational projects
  • to encourage the exchange of ideas for partnered projects between the winter school participants.

  • 15 junior educators from European countries (teachers, museum workers, advanced students in Public History and other relevant disciplines). The participants will be asked to actively participate in the discussions and share their experiences related to the seminar theme.
  • The language of the winter school is English.
The organizers will attempt to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals for the selected participants.

Please send a CV and a short motivation letter (1 page) to Tanja Vaitulevich at vaitulevich@topographie.de and Dr. Akim Jah at Akim.Jah@its-arolsen.org by 15 October 2016. 

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