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Holocaust Education Three Generations Later. Public discussion.

Publicēja 2018. gada 18. janv. 20:53Danute Grīnfelde   [ atjaunināts 2018. gada 18. janv. 21:02 ]

Dear colleagues, 
on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Embassy of Switzerland and the Žanis Lipke Memorial
have the honor to invite you to a public discussion

"Holocaust Education Three Generations Later: Challenges and Opportunities"

Monday 29 January 2018, 14.00 – 17.30

Panel 1: The 21st Century Context (14.00 – 15.30)
  • Holocaust education three generations later: Why is it still necessary?
  • How can teachers make sure that the lessons about the past remain relevant for the present and for the future?
  • How to put it into the local context?
  • How does it relate to Human Rights education in general?
  • How does it relate to the teaching of history of other genocides?
Ø Monique Eckmann; Prof. em. University of Applied Sciences Geneva, Switzerland
Ø Ronaldas Račinskas; Executive Director, International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania
Ø Robert Sigel (tbc); Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung, Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Germany
Ø Doyle Stevick; Faculty Member, University of South Carolina, USA/ Anne Frank House, The Netherlands

The Panelists are asked to make an introductory statement of 5-7 minutes each, relating to the questions above. You can select one or several questions. After that there will be discussion/ Q&A. The experts not on the panel are particularly welcome to take the floor.

Panel 2: Practical implementation (16.00 – 17.30)
  • Teaching programs and their implementation?
  • How to use multimedia tools to foster debates?
  • Holocaust education without direct testimonials?
  • Rescue stories of Jews and the Righteous among Nations: How to show the complexity/diversity of relations between rescuers and rescuees?
  • How to debate on Holocaust issues within societies which are deeply traumatized and often glorify their own sufferings, ignoring the tragedy of minority groups in contemporary societies?
  • While teaching about Holocaust, how to explore the dangers of remaining silent, apathetic, and indifferent to the oppression of others?
Ø Monika Koszyńska; Manager of youth education unit at the POLIN Museum, Poland
Ø Noa Sigal; Yad Vashem, World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel
Ø Andrea Szonyi; Head of Programs for International Education; USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, Hungary
Ø Ingrida Vilkienė; Deputy Director/ Coordinator of Education Programmes, International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania

Moderator: Lolita Tomsone, Director, Zanis Lipke Memorial

Zanis Lipke Memorial, Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia