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Working with historical sources has become a key element of history education. A still rather innovative way to include such sources into history education is working with video-testimonies. Such personal narratives are a powerful tool when it comes to enabling students to understand the impact that historical events have on individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Video-testimonies of victims of National Socialism in particular have proven to be a quite useful tool in the prevention of antisemitism. The inclusion of such sources into pedagogical practice thus has become a very fruitful approach especially regarding the issue of National Socialism and the history of the Holocaust in particular.

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • understand the genesis of video-testimonies of victims of National Socialism.
  • know how you can gain access to video-testimonies.
  • have developed an understanding of the potential of video-testimonies as a source for teaching about the Holocaust.
  • know how they can put video-testimonies to use in a learning environment.
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Participation in this webinar is free of charge.

The Lest we Forget webinar series:

This keynote lecture is part of the Lest we Forget webinar series. You can find more information on the series, including a concept note and the complete programme, at this link.

This workshop is partially based on the RETHINK Teachers’ Guide on Remembrance Education, which you can find at this link: https://rethink-education.eu/teachers-guide/

In addition, we invite you to check out the RETHINK eLearning Platform for Educators, available for free at this link: https://rethink-education.eu/elearning-platform/


February 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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