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In-depth examination: At international youth meetings at memorials for the victims of the Nazis, what are the implications of working with "marginalized groups," or groups who have experienced individual or collective discrimination? 

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The Association for the Former Concentration Camp Flossenbürg organizes projects about the role of the camp in the Nazi era.

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Students from Rothenburg ob der Tauber made a film about Brettheim in the last days of the war. In it, survivors recall SS atrocities and the arrival of U.S. troops.

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The film "Kisses to the children" by Vassilis Loules narrates the stories of five Jewish children who survived hidden by Christian families during the German Occupation in Greece.

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Project: In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the question of religion is still one of the most important questions of all. One’s religion determines one’s political power and personal career. Yet for youths and young adults, the word "Ostali" ("Others") has come to represent taking a stand against the marginalizing effects of this system. 

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Project: Deaf and hearing youths from Germany and Russia produced a TV show against discrimination.

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Project: Young Roma and their friends from three countries grappled with experiences of discrimination past and present: An award-winning dance, theater and video project.

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Project: What empowers people to resist socially accepted discrimination aimed at certain groups? Twenty-eight German and Israeli students examined this phenomenon in history, in both their own and other social environments. Their results were "danceable"…

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Project: When people are friends, they must sometimes also confront inconvenient truths and live with criticism. Participants in a German-Israeli youth exchange came to this insight.

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Project: Euthanasia and forced sterilization in the Third Reich, social isolation of entire families with handicapped children until late into the 1980s, the inhumane conditions in institutions for the disabled – despite the serious topics, the participants of the project "It is normal to be different" had joy and fun because of the very creative, transnational cooperation. 

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Methods: In order to build diversity awareness through concrete spatial experiences, get to know the realities of other people’s lives, test or revise one’s own habits, ideas and stereotypes – the interactive method of urban quests is ideal.

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In-depth examination: This network of schools is dedicated to dismantling any and all ideologies that attempt to legitimize inequality between human beings. It accomplishes this goal by promoting a host of projects and initiatives...

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In Cologne, students in a class on educational methods decided to delve deeper into the subject of the authoritarian character by taking an in-depth look at Friedrich Mennecke, the physician respon

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Civic Voices is a joint effort of two international civic education projects: Civics Mosaic and the International Democracy Memory Bank coordinated by the American Federation of Teachers Educati

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By Michel Hérode, Herbert Ruland and Marjan Verplancke are writing about remembrance education in Belgiums Dutch, French and German speaking communities.

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Yad Vashem es la institución líder en educación, estudio, conmemoración, investigación y documentación sobre el Holocausto y contiene el mayor repositorio

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After the unification of Germany, the Wilhelm Hammann School in Thuringia was directed to change its name.

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Students from Neunkirchen took a trip to Struthof, the concentration camp located just across the French border. Before going, the students studied the camp's history and spoke with an eyewitness.

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"History Houses" are part of a local history research project centered on Brandenburg in 1945.

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Relying on specialized literature, SS documents, and prisoner sketches, students from Lower Saxony reconstructed the arrival procedures at five concentration camps.

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To learn about the deportation of Jews from Berlin to Lodz and Auschwitz, students read eyewitness reports and local history.

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Since 1994, students of the Sophie Scholl High School have been researching the history of their school during World War II.

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In cooperation with the Russian organization "Memorial"/St.

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On the grounds of the former Pulp and Rayon Staple Factory Wittenberge, there was a branch of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. Prisoners were forced to work in this factory.

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Students examined the social structure of Nazi Germany and the persecution of Jews in the period between 1933 and 1938.

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The project presented here is a contribution to the 6th history competition organised by the Stefan-Bathory-Foundation and the Karta Centre under the title "Strangers Among Us – Experien

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The Bernburg memorial offers materials to teachers to help them prepare their students for a first visit to the site.

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The point of departure for the search of to students for traces in local history was the "Memorial of the Broken Hearts", commemorating the so-called detention camp for Polish juveniles,

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Broadwater is a state school for young people of all abilities between the ages of eleven and sixteen. Our fourteen year-old students study the Holocaust in mixed ability teaching groups.

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A pilot project in Kreisau/Krzyzowa (Poland) brings together young people to have a closer look into the issues of human right violations, genocide and crimes of war, using the method of simulating

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The students learned about the importance of creativity for survival in the camp through personal stories and biographies, especially through the example of Czech music teacher Ludmila Peška

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In two joint workshops, Czech and German students investigate the stereotypes and prejudice the two nations have of each other.

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Students at junior secondary level of a Hauptschule with partly xenophobic attitudes meet a Holocaust survivor and experience how discrimination and persecution determine the lives of the victims u

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Students at Paul-Klee High School collect regional and local historical facts on the subject of forced labor in Gersthofen, amongst others in the former IG Farben subsidiary "Transehe" in

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The Hadamar Memorial is dedicated to the victims of the National Socialist "euthanasia" crimes.

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Two ninth-grade special education classes studied the history of Sinti and Roma in Bremerhaven, making comparisons between lifestyles at the turn of the century, during the Nazi period and today.

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Apprentice hairdressers attended a seminar at the House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Center.

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After meeting the American jurist Robert Kempner, students mounted an exhibition on the life and work of the former co-counsel at the Nuremberg Trials.

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In reaction to an arson attack on the Death March Museum and the desecration of the Memorial in the forest of Below in the autumn of 2002, a series of seminars on the topic "The Death March in

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12th-grade students have traveled to Poland since 1996 in order to complete a work experience in the Majdanek memorial in Lublin as part of their history study course.

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Students began by surveying classmates about their knowledge of the Malchow concentration camp, a sub-camp of Ravensbrück.

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Supported by the Memorial, students compile a data base of biographical data of former forced labourers and prisoners of war in the region.

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The Peenemünde Museum has been co-operating in a long-term project with the Regionale Schule Heinrich-Heine (regional school) in Karlshagen as an external partner since 2002/3.

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The project presented here is a contribution to a history competition organised by the Stefan-Bathory-Foundation and the Karta Centre in 1999 under the title "The Most Important Event in the H

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This film project of the Alternative Youth Centre Dessau involving 9th grade students of the Norbertus-Gymnasium in Magdeburg took place from May to November 2002.

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As a contribution towards the 8th competition of the Bathory Foundation and the KARTA Centre under the title "Disputed Remembrance of the Past – Memorials, Cemeteries, Name Patrons"

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Together with professional actors from the Municipal Theater of Chemnitz, enthusiastic students from the Dr.-Wilhelm-André-Gymnasium rehearsed the play "Dr.

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Four 17-year-old girls from Białystok, participating in a history competition organised by the Stefan-Bathory-Foundation and the Karta Centre under the title "The Most Important Event in the H

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Students become familiar with one of the most famous political resistance songs created in the Emslandlager concentration camps in Lower Saxony.

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Two generations of students at a Bavarian school in Bad Aibling have had a chance to see the exhibition on "The White Rose," the failed student resistance movement.

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Over a period of six weeks, students from Bonn studied the Jewish Cemetery in Schwarzrheindorf. The names on the gravestones led to research on the lives of Jewish families.

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Anti-Racism Project For Unemployed Youth.

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Since 1998, unemployed youth have been researching Jewish history in their home town of Freiberg and neighboring Czech cities as part of a job qualification program to become "specialists for

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It has always been important in any era, in any society and for any community to make younger generations acquainted with the past of the community they belong to.

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High –school students, with the help of their teachers, translate the memoirs or interviews of Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

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Polish and German young people interview expellees.

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In 1992, graphic artist Silvia Izi began a project called "Student Art Against Violence and Racism," working with students of different ages at all types of schools.

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"Brundibár," a children's opera, was written in 1938 by the Czech librettist Adolf Hoffmeister and the composer Hans Krása.

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Teachers and students in the Tellkampf School in Hanover studied the life and culture of Sinti and Roma.

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At a school in Schorndorf, Baden Württemberg, students studied the consequences of an ideology based on ideas of racial superiority and disdain for human life.

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"Action Reconciliation Service for Peace" was founded in Berlin in 1958 on a Germany-wide basis. After unification, the varying approaches of local groups were unified.

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Students from Bad Iburg produced "Being Foreign," a film about the experience of foreigners in Germany since 1900.

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In 1996, an umbrella organization of youth groups in Schwerin along with "Memorial Work in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania" began offering bicycle tours in order to encourage interest in th

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In 1997, the memorial and educational center at the House of the Wannsee Conference organized its first seminar for people training to become booksellers.

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Unlike Buchenwald, Ravensbrück or Dachau, where foreigners and Germans were imprisoned together, the concentration camp in Breitenau was used primarily for Germans from Hesse and Thuringia.

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Given increased xenophobia and right-wing violence, youth associations in Lower Saxony have been looking for new ways to motivate youngsters to confront and come to terms with National Socialism.

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At the beginning of the 1996 school year, the city of Gotha initiated a student research project entitled "Jewish Citizens in Gotha." The purpose was to motivate students to conduct local

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The Commemorative Book Project for the Old Synagogue in Essen offers citizens, school classes and youth groups a way to identify personally with the fate of one of the 3,500 local victims of the Nazi regime.

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After reading "Friedrich," a book for young people written by Hans Peter Richter, students interviewed eyewitnesses from their hometowns.

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Nursing education in Germany includes on-the-job training and a part-time vocational school.

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Thanks to a city-to-city partnership with Ashdod, Israel, students from Berlin-Spandau went on a two-week trip to Ashdod, where they lived with Israeli families.

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Soon after German unification, vocational students and teachers from Bremen read in the newspaper about the sorry condition of the former concentration camp at Sachsenhausen and decided to help res

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In a literature class, students read about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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The site of the Kaufering XI concentration camp was buried within the town limits of Landsberg, Bavaria. Local students worked to convince the town to make the site visible.

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In 1973, the Körber Foundation began the "Students Competition on German History for the President's Award." In 1996, the focus was on the history of helping in Germany.

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At Berlin's Heinrich-Zille school, students aged nine to twelve developed a project focusing on Wilhelm Lehmann, who was murdered in Plötzensee in 1943.

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Since 1990 and the reorientation of the Buchenwald memorial site after German unification, the former train station there has been the focus of many youth projects.

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Hesse's Institute for In-Service Training has an on-going program, "Traces of Jewish Life," in which teachers and students meet survivors who have been invited to visit their old hometown

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In Potsdam, graduating seniors had the chance to produce a video instead of taking an exam.

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Shortly after the unification of Germany, a study group called "Israel" was formed at the Thomasius Gymnasium in Halle.

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Anna Smulowitz, a daughter of survivors of Terezin who emigrated to the United States, wrote "Terezin, Children of the Holocaust" and performed the play with young Americans.

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Since 1992, the memorial and educational center at the House of the Wannsee Conference has offered seminars for civil service employees in tax administration.

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Students from Berlin have visited the former concentration camp at Majdanek, Poland annually since 1989.

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Looking for new approaches to civic education, the statewide association for youth along with "Memorial Work in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania" started a work camp at the Wöbbelin mem

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Students from Mülheim an der Ruhr planned a one-week writing workshop. In preparation for it, they organized a research project about Jewish life in their town.

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Since 1973, Hanover's Association of Christian Students has worked with youth groups in a simulation game about railroads and the deportation of victims to concentration camps.

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Young people in a club in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania often felt left out because they were nonconformists.

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Holocaust Education at the Lauder Javne Jewish Community School, Budapest.

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The project „Whispered Lublin” (Polish language version) is an approach to talk about the history of Lublin of 1989 in a new way.

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An internet project by the Realschule Überlingen on Lake Constance.

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Project by the Norbertusgymnasium, Magdeburg (Germany) and the St. Zeromski High School, Strzegom (Poland).

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During the commemoration year of 2004 students at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) in Windhoek investigated the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in 1904.

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Israel Student Exchange Program.

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A school project on the history of Jews during Nazi occupation in Theresienstadt.

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Twentieth-century Europe has been marked by dictatorship, war, forced labour and genocide.

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Project to research and present the history of German resistance.

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The CMR conducts numerous research projects into the formation and tradition of memory and into the long-term effects of collective experiences of violence.

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The library owns the biggest stock of German-Jewish books and journals.

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The Wiener Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.

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Students (17-18 years old) from different Cologne and Rotterdam schools interview former forced labourers and record their life stories for an exhibition on forced labour in Cologne.

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Institute for the history of the Italian Resistenza and the contemporary history of the Reggio Emilia.

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This overview of institutions throughout the world that deal with the history of the Holocaust has been created by the Topography of Terror Foundation.

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The web portal aulaintercultural.org is an interesting resource for multipliers dealing with intercultural communication and intercultural learning.

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This non-profit organization helps teachers in the USA plan lessons on such topics as the Holocaust or America's Civil Rights Movement.

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The mission of the Topography of Terror Foundation is to provide historical information about National Socialism and its crimes.

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An example for Holocaust Education in an English language class in Hungary.

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The Anne Frank Centre provides materials, seminars and training for young people and adults in the areas of historical/political education and intercultural learning.

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During the commemoration year of 2004, students at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule in Windhoek investigated the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in 1904.

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The Poznań Synagogue Project has organized a competion for young people to submit their proposals for the future of the "Neue Synagoge" in Poznań.

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