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"Cultures of Remembering"

Training Course

24-30 November 2014 | Krzyzowa - Poland, Poland

"Cultrues of Remembering" is a 6 day training on the topic of European Jewish history of the 20th century and commemoration today in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Israel.
The Kreisau Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe and the Kreisau-Initiative Berlin invite people interested in the topic of European Jewish history of the 20th century and commemoration today in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Israel to participate in our training “Cultures of Remembering”. It is a 6 day training exploring the Jewish history of the Polish region Lower Silesia and the different ways of national commemoration. WHEN: November 24-30, 2014 WHERE: International Youth Meeting Center Krzyżowa and different field trips in Lower Silesia (PL) WHO CAN APPLY: Youth workers, trainers, teacher trainees and people who are generally interested in the topic of Jewish history and commemoration from Poland, Germany, Ukraine and Israel. You can apply as a group or individually. The places are restricted to 8 persons per country. A high level of English is required. The application form can be found attached. ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Cultures of remembering” is an international training with lectures, presentations, seminars and workshops, discussions with experts, interviews with contemporary witnesses and visits of memorial sites. The participants trace back the Jewish history of Lower Silesia and follow the trails of the old and new geographical borders, analyse the different perspectives of Polish, German, Ukrainian and Israeli historiographies and explore the borders existing in the heads of people. Participants are going to develop skills and new methods for the historical educational work with young people in their home countries. They will analyze the necessities of young people nowadays while talking about the Holocaust and Jewish commemoration. ITEMS ON THE AGENDA: * Lectures and discussion forums * Participants presentations of best practice projects * Interviews * Excursions in Lower Silesia * Set up of a project blog * development of innovative methods for the historical educational work with young people

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 33 participants

from Germany, Israel, Poland, Ukraine

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, teacher trainees and historically interested people in general

Working language(s):



Kreisau-Initiative e.V. (Youth NGO)



  • The Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel


Phone: 0049 (0)3053836363


PARTICIPATION FEE: Germany and Israel: 90 EUR Poland: 50 EUR Ukraine: 30 EUR The participation fee includes accommodation and full board, programme, excursions and entrance fees. TRAVEL COSTS: For participants from Ukraine can be reimbursed up to 275 EUR per person. Israel: up to 360 EUR Germany: up to 275 EUR Poland: up to 180 EUR For further information please contact the project manager.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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