Chisinau Seminar – November 2018

From November 28-30, 2018 our 10th international Trans.History seminar on “Connecting Moldovan Students with 20th Century Jewish History and with their neighbors” took place in Chisinau, Moldova. In close collaboration with our on-site partner ICTPD, we brought together 35 educators from Moldova, Ukraine and Germany to discuss and share best practices on commemorating Jewish history and culture, and promoting active citizenship in educational contexts.

For more details, please take a look at the seminar program [PDF].

The seminar was made possible through support of the and the partnership with German Federal Foreign OfficeOSCE and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation as well as in partnership with ICTPD and EcoVisio.

Bonn Seminar – November 2018

From November 8-11, 2018 our 9th international Trans.History seminar on „Civil Society, digital storytelling and 20th Century Jewish History“ took place in Bonn, Germany. In close collaboration with our on-site partner Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule and in partnership ICTPD and NGO „Mnemonics“ we brought together 25 educators from Moldova, Ukraine and Germany. In the wake of the November 9 memorial day participants discussed and shared best practice examples and project ideas on commemorative culture, Jewish history and active citizenship and attended several public commemoration events for the November pogrom 1938. Furthermore, we introduced our Moldovan-Ukrainian-German group to Centropa‘s most comprehensive exhibition on Jewish history of the 20th century – „The Library of Rescued Memories“ – depicting Jewish family stories from 15 countries in Eastern and Central Europe.

For more details, please take a look at the seminar program [PDF].

The seminar was made possible through support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

BpB Workshop Berlin – Oktober 2018

From October 18-20, 2018, the Centropa/Trans.History team was invited by the Federal Agency for Civic Education to conduct a workshop on „Hope: Uncertainty – A look at Jewish life after 1918“ during the 2019 History Festival „War or Peace“ in Berlin. Together with Irina Shikhova, educational coordinator from Moldova, Khrystyna Rutar, veteran educator and teaching expert from Ukraine, and Wolfgang Els, Centropa‘s chief filmmaker, we discussed the far-reaching changes for European Jewry after World War I from a comparative perspective and developed a digital storytelling idea with an international group of 16 young professionals from 10 countries. During the three-day program, we also introduced to Centropa‘s Oral History methodology and filmmaking, worked with selected Centropa interviews from five different countries, and integrated the urban space going on a walking tour through Berlin‘s former Jewish quarter, the so-called Scheunenviertel, and on an excursion to the Jewish cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee visiting the World War I German-Jewish Veterans memorial.

Lviv Seminar – April 2018

Our 8th international Trans.History seminar on „Civil Society, Social Media and Jewish History in Ukraine in the 20th Century“ took place at the historic George Hotel in Lviv from April 3 – 5, 2018. Together with our Ukrainian partners Society Initiatives Institute, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe and Center for Urban History of East Central Europe as well as International Center of Training and Professional Development from Chisinau, Moldova we brought together 50 educators, community activists, NGO representatives, and journalists from the Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany to discuss and share best practices on commemorating Jewish history and culture, and promoting active citizenship in educational contexts.

For more details, please take a look at the seminar program [PDF] or the executive summary [PDF] of the seminar.

The seminar was made possible through support of the German Federal Foreign Office and Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.