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How to Teach about the Holocaust - a seminar programme for teachers

How to Teach about the Holocaust seminar programme

9.00 – 9.30

9.30 – 11.30
Basic information on Judaism and the Jewish community in Bohemia and Moravia and a tour of the Klausen, Maisel and Spanish synagogues
(Blanka Rozkošná, Růžena Blechová)

The aim of this discourse is to acquaint teachers with the basic themes of Judaism, its distinctness from Christianity and with the main streams of thought in contemporary Judaism.. The material will be presented with reference to real-life facts relating to Bohemia and Moravia in order to create a comprehensive view as to the Jewish community in the Czech lands and its contribution to Czech culture.

11.30 – 12.15
Lunch break

12.15 – 13.30
Anti-Jewish stereotypes and myths in modern anti-Semitism
(Michal Frankl)

This discourse deals with the main anti-Semitic stereotypes and myths that have played a role in nineteenth and twentieth century anti-Semitism, e.g. the stereotyping of the Jewish physiognomy and the world Jewish plot theory. Many of these prejudices are still maintained.

13.45 – 15.00
Selected aspects of Holocaust education
(Marie Zahradníková)

The aim of this discourse is to provide basic information on the Holocaust phenomenon, to introduce basic material that may be used as teaching material, to refer to the state of textbooks dealing with this theme, to draw attention to new, relevant dangers connected with racial, ethnic and nationalistic intolerance, and to present the programmes of the Education and Culture Centre with focus on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

15.15 – 16.00
The psychological aspect of genocide
(Helena Klímová)

This discourse explores the influence of totalitarianism and genocide on the individual. Each person has the hidden potential to be a victim, suppresser, passive witness to events or a selfless rescuer. What influence does the adoption of such a role have on one’s personality and does one even have the option of choice?

16.00 – 16.45
Presentation of the Neighbours Who Disappeared project
(Marie Zahradníková)

This presentation highlights the current state of the project and an examination of the methods used.

Departure by bus to Terezín


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