"How to talk about the Holocaust after February 24?" working group. First meetings.
We held the first meetings of “How to talk about the Holocaust after February 24?” working group. The participants began preparation of the recommendations for colleagues concerning teaching the Holocaust in the context of ongoing war. The work takes place in groups, joint debates, discussions, and notes on an interactive board. This work is crucial for everybody who has taken part in first meeting, both for their own professional and personal development and sometimes emotional relief, as well as to create a useful advisor for colleagues.
Interesting speakers and intense, productive meetings are ahead for the entire summer.
And here are the opinions of the participants, why it is important for them to take part in the working group:
“I want to get professional advice and effective tools on how to talk about the Holocaust tragedy against the background of the manifestations of Russian genocide against the Ukrainian people”.
“It is very important for me to share our experience in a friendly expert environment and try to help others with concrete advice"
“Thanks to you, I can get new knowledge, which is always accessible and easy. And I can also get an answer to the question: "How to talk about the war after 24.02.2022”
“It is important for me to answer the question: “How to talk about the war and draw parallels (if possible) with the Holocaust and the war in Ukraine?”
“For me, it is important to find an answer to the question: “How to work with children who have traumatic experiences that arose in the conditions of war?” and how to teach the tragic pages of history without traumatizing them again”
“As a scholar-historian, I am interested in everything related to the Second World War and its parallels today. As a teacher I need tools and means with the help of which I can convey this knowledge to children”
“The events of the Russian-Ukrainian war will undoubtedly affect the teaching of history, in particular, the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust. I want to help myself and my fellow teachers navigate new realities, develop effective mechanisms and work tools"
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