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International Teachers’ Summer Institute Teaching about the Holocaust

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VII International Teachers’ Summer Institute
Teaching about the Holocaust
Krakow, 2-8 July 2012





The VII International Teachers’ Summer Institute Teaching about the Holocaust will take place at the Centre for Holocaust Studies of the Jagiellonian University and the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University. The Institute is a common project of Polish, American and Israeli partners: The Centre for Holocaust Studies of the Jagiellonian University, The Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University, The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, USA, Yad Vashem. The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority and The Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow,


with the cooperation of:
The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, The International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz and The Auschwitz Jewish Centre


The funding of the VII International Teachers’ Summer Institute is provided by: Claims Conference. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, The Michael H. Traison Fund for Poland, and Mrs Shirley Sagol, Mr Yossi Sagol and The Michael Arkes Family.


All experts invited to the VII Summer Institute are recognized academics and scholars from the United States, Poland and Israel, among them: prof. Feliks Tych, prof. Zdzisław Mach, prof. Wiesław Kozub-Ciembroniewicz, prof. Jonathan Webber, prof. Jan Tomasz Gross, prof. Michael Berenbaum, prof. Natalia Aleksiun, prof. Andrzej Żbikowski, prof. Marek Kucia, dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, dr. Piotr Trojański, dr. Dariusz Libionka, Mr Michał Sobelman, Mr Robert Kuwałek and Mr Robert Szuchta.


The mission of the International Teachers’ Summer Institute is the integration of the Holocaust Studies into Polish schools with the goal of creating a just, caring and inclusive society in which prejudice, discrimination and antisemitism are condemned and combated. The objective is to provide Polish teachers with up-to-date information on the Holocaust and its impact on present and future history.


50 participants will take part in the VII International Teachers’ Summer Institute, among them middle and high school teachers from different cities, towns and villages from all over Poland, NGOs educators, consultants and evaluators, experts from the Teacher Training Center and students.


The program of the VII Institute includes different activities, teaching strategies and methods like: lectures, presentations, workshops, discussions, sessions of Questions and Answers after each lecture, watching documentaries and meeting with the Holocaust survivor. There will be one day study visit to the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as visiting the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz and Auschwitz Jewish Centre.


For more information about the VII International Teachers’ Summer Institute Teaching about the Holocaust, please visit our website: www.holocaust.uj.edu.pl