Seminar “Learning about the Holocaust” in Jagodina

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The request that Auschwitz should not repeat itself refers primarily to education. – Adorno

For the second time Group 484 with the associates held a seminar “Learning about the Holocaust”. The seminar intended for high school teachers and associates was held on October 16-18, 2015 in Jagodina, and was hosted by “Nikola Tesla” High School of Electrical Engineering and Construction. The main objective of the seminar was the theoretical and practical training of teachers for dealing with the most difficult social tragedies and crimes in modern history. Lectures and workshops were aimed at raising awareness among students that anti-Semitism, xenophobia and other forms of hatred may lead to new crimes, as well as that the development of the value system and the culture of remembrance of the victims through the education system might create a more just society and prevent crimes.

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Our associate Nada Banjanin Đuričić, a sociology and civic education teacher, held the workshops “Meet the Jews”, “How to teach about the Holocaust?” and “The use of visual materials”. The historical context was emphasised by the historian Milan Koljanin; literary critic Vladimir Arsenić spoke about the Holocaust in literature, and philosopher Predrag Krstić problematised the perception and interpretation of the Holocaust through the presentation “Why the Holocaust?” Zaga Aksentijević from the educational program of Group 484 had a presentation called “Ordinary People”. The hosts presented the film made by their students about a Jewish family from Jagodina – “The Tajtacek Family”.

Project: Our new neighbours – strengthening capacities for understanding cultural diversity – one step further

Objective: Contribute to the development of openness and tolerance in our society

Implementers: Group 484 (educational program “We and the Others”)

Support: CCFD – Terre Solidaire

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