The training course focuses on Holocaust education and the entangled history approach (also known as histoire croisée). In short, this approach allows you to examine historical events from multiple perspectives rather than from a national point of view. It is based on the assumption that events are interdependent and entangled, and their reception may vary across several dimensions (e.g. time, space, actors). Thus entangled history considers as many perspectives as possible (national, individual, scientific, historical, contemporary etc.) and requires a constant reflection of one’s own point of view.
You can learn more about the approach in the handbook we published as an element of one of the previous project’s editions.
The event starts in Krzyżowa, Poland, and on the fifth day, a shuttle bus will take the participants to Auschwitz/Oświęcim to continue the programme. It is a unique opportunity to explore the educational potential of both historical places in the context of the entangled history approach during one training course.
During the training course, you will learn how to:
- use, develop and modify methods that can be applied in international youth meetings planned for 2022 in Poland and Greece (as a part of the whole “Entangled history” project) as well as in your everyday work with young people,
- bring together different perspectives on the same historical event,
- use one’s own family history to develop personal connections to this kind of topic,
- reflect critically upon historical education,
- develop critical thinking and grow awareness of the existence of more than one historical truth.
The training course is for you, if you:
- are an educator (or want to be one) with experience in youth work, Holocaust education, civic education or history projects,
- work with young people (or want to do it),
- want to develop your teaching skills by learning new methods and approaches,
- are at least 18 years old,
- live in Germany, Greece or Poland (citizenship doesn’t matter),
- speak English good enough to actively take part in the event.
11.-15.10.: International Youth Meeting Centre Krzyżowa
15.-18.10.: International youth Meeting Centre Oświęcim
Costs: Participants from Germany: 90 EUR, Poland: 40 EUR, Greece: 30 EUR
Full board and accommodation are included in the price. Travel expenses of German and Polish participants will be reimbursed up to 180 EUR; of Greek participants up to 275 EUR.
Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe (Poland)
International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim (Poland)
Germany: Merle Schmidt (schmidt [at] kreisau.de)
Greece: Kalliopi Manoudi (euphoria.mailbox [at] gmail.com)
Poland: Judith Hoehne-Krawczyk (hoehne [at] mdsm.pl)
Funding: The training course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and Rotary International.
Registration deadline: 15.09.2021
Note on the Covid-19 pandemic:
Please note that we can only hold the event if the Covid-19 situation allows us to travel and organise group events.
Before the start of the training course, participants will receive information on the hygiene and sanitary concept accompanying the training course.
Only individuals with confirmed vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 or a negative test result are eligible to participate.