Ausschreibung: Fortbildung „Uprooted – (Hi)Stories of Stolen Children during World War II“

23.03.2023  |  Projektausschreibung

Join our training course on children kidnapped from Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and other countries to Germany during World War II and children rights!

When: 2nd – 6th June, 2023

Where: Berlin, Germany

“Uprooted – (Hi)Stories of Stolen Children during World War II” an international training course that deals with children who were kidnapped from Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and other countries to Germany during World War II and who were forcibly aryanized. Their fate is still almost unknown today and many still do not know their roots.  

By dealing with the history of these children who were forcibly abducted and uprooted, we would like to encourage an examination of the racist and inhuman ideology of the National Socialists. In addition, we would like to campaign for raising awareness of the importance of children's rights.

You will learn:

  • How to use different educational materials that the organizer and its partners have developed,
  • How to use a trauma-sensitive approach in teaching about uprooted children,
  • How to record witness testimonies,
  • How to use the exhibition “Uprooted” in educational contexts,
  • About the history of child theft by the Nazi authorities and the post-war fate of the victims,
  • How other professionals of youth work deal and work with such sensitive topics and get the chance to exchange in an open space.

The aims of the training are:

  • To enhance the participant’s understanding of the topic of stolen children during World War II,
  • To provide educational materials and methods to work on the topic,
  • To promote networking between participants.

If you want to know more about the project, please check out the following website:

Who can participate:

  • Are you already active in youth work, citizenship education, or history projects and would like to learn new methods and approaches? Or are you interested in the topic and youth work, but have never done it before? Either way, we invite you to apply!
  • We value diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and work fields. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our national coordinators to find out more about the project.
  • However, there are a few conditions: You need to be an adult (18 years upwards) living in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, or Ukraine. Participants with Ukrainian citizenship who are currently abroad due to the war are also eligible to participate. Otherwise, citizenship is not a precondition. Since the training is going to be held in English, a good level of English is required.


Participation fee covers accommodation, full board and all program activities.

Germany   90 € fee

Poland   30 € fee

Czech Republic   30 € fee

Ukraine  15 € fee

For Ukrainians who are currently living abroad due to the war, the rate of 15 € applies.



The travel costs will be reimbursed to each participant according the rules of our donor. Shown amounts are presenting the maximum reimbursement which each participant can receive of the economy class travel.

Germany    180 € reimbursement

Ukraine     275 € reimbursement

 Poland     180 € reimbursement

Czech Republic    180 € reimbursement


We are looking forward to you – apply now by filling out the application form!

Application deadline is the May 8th 2023.



Kreisau Initiative e. V. (Berlin, Germany)


Post Bellum (Czech Republic), Krzyżowa Foundation (Poland), Tolerspace (Ukraine)



Ms Carolin Wenzel                        
wenzel [at]


The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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