TransHistory Project Report 2017/2018

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Civil Society, Social Media and 20 th Century

Jewish History in Ukraine and Moldova

Project Report 20172018

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ABOUT CENTROPA AND THE TRANS.HISTORY PROJECT.............................................................. 3

MANNHEIM SEMINAR ................................................................................................................... 4

Take away quotes from participants............................................................................................................................. 5

Executive summary........................................................................................................................................................... 6

The tools we worked with during the Mannheim seminar.................................................................................. 8

Films................................................................................................................................................................................. 8

Exhibitions..................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Geocaching tour.......................................................................................................................................................... 9

Survey results..................................................................................................................................................................... 10

What do you teach?................................................................................................................................................... 10

Seminar goals............................................................................................................................................................. 10

Watching Centropa Films........................................................................................................................................ 11

Lectures and excursions about Jewish life and culture................................................................................ 12

Learning from colleagues, sharing experiences & best practice approaches........................................ 14

Program................................................................................................................................................................................ 18

List of participants............................................................................................................................................................. 19

CHISINAU SEMINAR ................................................................................................................... 20

Executive summary......................................................................................................................................................... 22

The tools we work with in Moldova........................................................................................................................... 24

Films............................................................................................................................................................................... 25

Our website.................................................................................................................................................................. 26

Bringing our tools to Moldovan schools........................................................................................................... 27

Guided Tour of Jewish Chisinau.......................................................................................................................... 27

Survey results..................................................................................................................................................................... 28

What do you teach?................................................................................................................................................... 28

The Trans.History Website..................................................................................................................................... 29

Using the Centropa films........................................................................................................................................ 29

“The Moldovan Jewish Family Album”................................................................................................................ 31

Lectures, Workshops, and Best-Practice Presentations................................................................................ 32

Combating Anti-Semitism and intolerance..................................................................................................... 34

Group work.................................................................................................................................................................. 35

Program............................................................................................................................................................................... 36

List of participants............................................................................................................................................................ 37

LVIV SEMINAR ............................................................................................................................ 39

Ten take away quotes from participants................................................................................................................... 40

Executive summary.......................................................................................................................................................... 41

The tools we work with in Ukraine............................................................................................................................. 43

Exhibition..................................................................................................................................................................... 43

Films............................................................................................................................................................................... 43

Marketplace of Ideas........................................................................................................................................................ 44

Workshops.......................................................................................................................................................................... 44

Guided Tours ..................................................................................................................................................................... 45

Youth Competition........................................................................................................................................................... 46

This year’s winners are:........................................................................................................................................... 46

Survey results..................................................................................................................................................................... 49

Use of Centropa films............................................................................................................................................... 50

Usefulness of Trans.History website.................................................................................................................... 51

“The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album”............................................................................................................... 52

Icebreaking activity................................................................................................................................................... 53

Lectures, Workshops and Best-Practice presentations................................................................................. 53

Exploring the Jewish sites of Galicia.................................................................................................................. 58

Program............................................................................................................................................................................... 59

IMPRINT...................................................................................................................................... 63


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — About Centropa and the Trans.History Project 3

ABOUT CENTROPA AND THE

TRANS.HISTORY PROJECT

Centropa is a non-profit, Jewish historical institute with offices in Vienna, Hamburg,

Budapest and Washington DC., dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family

stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and disseminating

these stories and photos through films, books, exhibitions and apps. Since

2000, Centropa has interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews in Central and Eastern Europe,

as well as digitalized more than 22,000 of their family photographs. Until today, we

have produced 50 films, 12 exhibitions, 11 books and 1 smartphone app.

Trans.History is Centropa’s education program on 20th Century Jewish history that

connects teachers and civil society multipliers in Ukraine and Moldova with German

(and Polish) educators. With our local partners, we offer seminars, films, exhibitions,

online education tools, and student competitions. Our goal is to connect Ukrainians

and Moldovans to their country’s Jewish history by using innovative teaching tools,

and to promote dialogue with their neighbors. We believe that cultural and educational

exchange is necessary to foster democratic values and to encourage critical

thinking and a balanced culture of remembrance across borders.

On our multi-language website trans-history.org we provide a multi-media educational

program based on biographies of Jewish Holocaust survivors and their

digitized family photos. The heart of our educational program are our documentary

short films. We also developed two bilingual exhibitions “The Ukrainian Jewish

Family Album” (Ukrainian / English) and “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ (Russian

/ Romanian) which are traveling through schools,

universities, libraries and museums in Ukraine and

Moldova. Centropa and our local partners conduct

professional training seminars for educators and civil

society multipliers. During our seminars participants

do not only attend historical lectures and excursions

to Jewish sites, but they also view and discuss our

films and exhibition and then work in small groups to

develop lesson plans and projects that bring Jewish

history to life for 21st century Ukrainian and Moldovan

students and raise awareness for mutual respect

across ethnic, cultural and religious borders.


4 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar

MANNHEIM SEMINAR

“Comparative perspectives on commemorating 20th Century

Jewish History” – A three-day seminar for 20 Ukrainian,

Moldovan, and German educators and NGO representatives

September 8–11, 2017 in Mannheim, Germany

Underwritten by the German Foreign Office

A Centropa seminar in partnership with the Youth Academy Mannheim,

NGO “Society Initiatives Institute (SII), NGO “Mnemonics”, and International

Center for Training and Professional Development (ICTPD)

With additional support by the City of Mannheim, the Bureau for European and International

Affairs of the City of Mannheim, the Jewish Community Mannheim, the

TSG Hoffenheim 1899 Youth Academy, Anpfiff ins Leben e.V., ABB STOTZ-KONTAKT

GmbH


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Take away quotes from participants

“Trans.History is very meaningful and useful. It inspires young people to become

active citizens, and it allows students to explore their country’s history and enhance

their knowledge and practical skills. Students like to conduct research work (interviewing,

doing research on family and local history), revealing unknown pages of

the history of the Jewish community.”

— TETYANA DUBOK

“Centropa provides a unique opportunity for my professional development, and for

my students to learn more about the Holocaust and Jewish History of the 20th Century.”

— VIKTOR DAMIAN, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

“I love how Centropa connects teachers from different parts of the world to boost

cooperation. Trans.History provides new, useful ideas that can be incorporated into

our work with students.”

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TERNOPIL, UKRAINE

“A remarkable project aimed not only at preserving memory and continuing the development

of Jewish culture, but also a project that develops tolerance among adolescents,

moral principles, and the development of one’s own civic position.”

— TATIANA GONCHAROVA, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

Although our German participants were not obliged to fill out the survey, Michael Heitz

shared this thought with us:

“This is a very inspiring and unique project, enabling teachers from different countries

learning from each other. Connecting Germans with their Ukrainian and Moldovan

colleagues allows us to exchange ideas and best practice examples, and widens

our cultural horizons, too.”

— MICHAEL HEITZ, SINSHEIM, GERMANY


6 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar

Executive summary

From September 8–11, 2017, Centropa conducted its fifth international Trans.History

seminar for Ukrainian, Moldovan, and German educators and civil society activists.

The three-day seminar “Comparative perspectives on commemorating 20th Century

Jewish History” brought together 20 educators working in schools, museums and

NGOs. During the seminar, the participants visited various places of German-Jewish

life in the Rhine-Neckar region and discussed and shared their best practices on

commemorating Jewish history and promoting active citizenship.

Unlike for our regular seminars, we did not have a call for applications for the Mannheim

seminar; instead we selected the participants from Moldova and Ukraine since

the idea was to bring together our partners from Ukraine (SII and Mnemonics) and

Moldova (ICTPD) and some of the most active members of our Trans.History educator’s

network and have them meet with our German partners as well as German

educators who are actively involved with Centropa. Naturally, there were many more

people suitable in joining this advanced seminar for multipliers, but we had to work

within a tight budget and therefore limited the number of participants from Ukraine

and Moldova to 15.

Seminar highlights included:

> > Traditional Shabbat service in the Mannheim Synagogue

> > Walking tour of Jewish Mannheim conducted by local historian Dr. Esther Graf

> > Workshop on “How to impart Jewish culture creatively”, led by local expert and

Jewish com-munity activist Manja Altenburg

> > Presentation on how digital technology can be used in smart ways in educational

settings by Prof. Peter Vorderer

> > Presentations of Jewish history projects by educators and students from Ukraine,

Moldova, and Germany

> > Walking tour of Heidelberg by Gottfried Becker of the Youth Academy Mannheim

> > Guided tour of Jewish Worms including visits to the medieval synagogue and

cemetery by local historian Albrecht Lohrbächer

> > Guided tour by Alan Götz and Michael Heitz: “Traces of Jewish Eppingen” with

a visit of the medieval mikve

> > Visit of the old synagogue in Sinsheim-Steinsfurt with an introduction by Jutta

Stier

> > Workshop organized at the Youth Academy of the German Bundesliga soccer

club TSG Hof-fenheim 1899, including a Jewish geocaching tour of “The

Menachem and Fred Trail” by Michael Winter of Erlebniszentrum Mühle Kolb,

Zuzenhausen


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar 7

The seminar was led by Fabian Rühle, Director of Education in Europe for Centropa

and Gottfried Becker, Director of the Youth Academy Mannheim. Seminar logistics

were coordinated by Esther Cotoarba with additional support by Maximilian von

Schoeler. We also thank our partners SII and Mnemonics from Ukraine, and ICTPD

from Moldova for their assistance in organizing the seminar, and our wonderful

interpreter Olha Tyshkovets.

Since we believe no one can teach a teacher better than another teacher, a large

part of our seminars was spent exchanging best practice examples, brainstorming

in small groups about how teachers can use Centropa materials in their classes and

educational institutions and develop own projects.

By investing in educators in this way we build sustainability. When they feel empowered,

they become stakeholders and will carry the projects through. After every

seminar, we conduct online surveys, and here is what we learned from this survey:

(Note: This survey was only sent to the Ukrainian and Moldovan participants).

> > 100% of the respondents found the presentation of Prof. Peter Vorderer on how

digital technology can be used in smart ways in educational settings very useful

> > 92% of the respondents indicated they will use Centropa’s films on German and

Ukrainian Jewish History and the Holocaust in educational settings (Moldovan

participants explicitly asked for Russian subtitles, though)

> > 92% of the respondents found the lectures and excursions on Jewish life and

culture (Shabbat Service, Jewish walking tours) powerful

> > 86% of the respondents found the project presentations by three German educators,

Gottfried Becker, Jutta Stier, and Michael Heitz, useful

Thank you for reading this report.

FABIAN RÜHLE

Director of European Education Programs

Centropa Hamburg

ESTHER COTOARBA

Education Coordinator

Centropa Vienna

MAXIMILIAN VON SCHOELER

Assistant Coordinator and Social Media

Centropa Hamburg

GOTTFRIED BECKER

Youth Academy Mannheim


8 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar

The tools we worked with

during the Mannheim seminar

Screenshot from the film “Rosa Rosenstein – Living with History”

Films

Rosa Rosenstein – Living

with History

The story of a Berlin-born Jewish woman

who lived through the turbulent

times of Imperial Germany, the Weimar

Republic and the Third Reich, all while

growing up, falling in love, and starting

a family. With charming snapshots

of holidays, kindergartens and Purim

parties, Rosa shows us how integrated,

assimilated Jewish families lived in Germany

then.

In 1939, a few weeks after the war had started, her Hungarian husband Michi insisted

on fleeing to Budapest, where he felt they would be safe. They weren’t. Both Michi

and Rosa were arrested and put in a camp, and Michi perished in a forced labor brigade.

Rosa survived by hiding in Budapest – but not until she sent her two daughters

off to Palestine and saw them safe.

After the war, Rosa married a Viennese Jewish man, Alfred Rosenstein, and started

another family in Vienna. Her son Georg moved to Israel, where he began a family

of his own and lived for a long time before finally moving back to Austria. Rosa Rosenstein

lived until she was ninety-eight years old, and died in 2005.

Exhibitions

Survival in Sarajevo – when friends help friends.

A lesson about civil courage during the siege of Sarajevo

This exhibition (and the accompanying short film) tells the encouraging story of

how ordinary citizens became active and helped each other in a time of crisis. The

Bosnian-Serb siege of Sarajevo lasted for more than three years, starting in April 1992.

Electricity, water and food supplies were cut off and only sporadically supplied, and

11,541 citizens were killed - right in the heart of Europe. In a faded, turn-of-the-century

synagogue, a group of Holocaust survivors created a humanitarian aid agency.

Who worked there? Jews and Muslims, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic Croats - all

those who never believed one ethnic group was superior to another.

Fascinated by the strong moral message of the film and the exhibition, Michael Heitz,

a teacher from Sinsheim, Germany brought this exhibition to his town. But instead

of showing it only to his students, he convinced the Mayor of his town to show the

exhibition in the city hall. He also invited the local soccer club TSG Hoffenheim 1899

to actively participate in the exhibition opening. Finally, Michael invited VIPs (ambassadors,

politicians, soccer players), and made the exhibition opening a cultural event

that gained much attention in the regional media. A best-practice example to share!


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar 9

During the Mannheim seminar, Michael presented his work with the exhibition,

which led to an intensive cooperation between his school, Centropa and the Youth

Academy of the soccer club TSG Hoffenheim 1899. Michael shared his insights on

how to successfully use a Centropa exhibition to involve students, but also the larger

community.

Geocaching tour

“The Menachem and Fred Trail”

Menachem Mayer and Fred Raymes used to be called Heinz and Manfred Mayer. In

1938 the Mayer family was thrown out of their home in Hoffenheim, near Heidelberg

and had to find refuge with relatives. Ultimately, they were deported to the concentration

camp Gurs in Southern France in 1940, and later sent to a children’s orphanage

where they survived. After the war Fred emigrated to the US, Menachem chose to

go to Israel. It was not until the 1990s that the two brothers met each other again.

To commemorate their story Michael Heitz and other local historians developed a

geocaching trail from Hoffenheim to Neidenstein, exactly on the tracks Menachem

and Fred used to walk through the fields and forests to visit their grandmother. Their

memories are displayed on three panels along the way with background information

on the Jewish life of the region. In addition, ten geocaching stations have been developed

by young players of the TSG Hoffenheim 1899 Youth Academy in cooperation

with Michael Winter of Erlebniszentrum Mühle Kolb as well as in workshops with

Manja Altenburg und Dr. Esther Graf.

During the Mannheim seminar the project was presented to the participants by

Michael Winter and Michael Heitz. Our participants then experienced parts of the

geocaching trail.

www.menachemundfredwanderweg.de


Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Mannheim, September 8-11, 2017

10 Q2 If you are a teacher: What Trans.History do you — teach? Project Report If 20172018 you are — Mannheim a multiplier,

Seminar

please tell us in the "Other" field what you do! Якщо Ви

вчитель/викладач: Скажіть будь ласка, який предмет Ви викладаєте?

Якщо Survey ні, будь ласка, results зазначте у рядку "інше" Вашу сферу

діяльності!Если Вы учитель/преподаватель: Укажите, пожалуйста,

какой предметы What do Вы you преподаете? teach? Если нет, укажите в графе "другое"

Вашу сферу деятельности!

If you are a teacher: What do you teach? If you are a multiplier, please tell

us in the “Other” field what you do!

Answered: 13 Skipped: 0

History

ІсторіяИстория

Language and

literature М...

Social Studies

/ Civic...

I work for the

Ministry of...

I work for an

NGO / museum...

I work as a

journalist Я...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

History ІсторіяИстория

Language and literature Мова та літератураЯзык и литература

Social Studies / Civic Education Соціальні науки/Громадянська освітаСоциальные науки/Гражданское образование

I work for the Ministry of EducationЯ працюю в Міністерстві освітиЯ работаю в Министерстве образования

I work for an NGO / museum.Я працюю в громадській організації/музеїЯ работаю в общественной организации/музее

I work as a journalist Я працюю журналістомЯ работаю журналистом

RESPONSES

53.85% 7

23.08% 3

30.77% 4

0.00% 0

23.08% 3

0.00% 0

Total Respondents: 13

Seminar goals

Centropa stories and the connected educational materials focus on how Jews lived

before the Holocaust, as well as how they rebuilt their lives after the war - in other

words, we expand teachers’ understanding of what it means to teach the Holocaust

by including Jewish life before and after those terrible events. With the following set

of questions, we wanted to know if 1 our / 1seminar and the included discussions with

historians and other experts, presentations of remembrance projects, and guided

excursions to places of German-Jewish life helped the participants to enhance their


використовує зі своїми учнями, розповідає історію Рози Розенштейн

з Берліна, яка втекла у Будапешт у 1939 році, де вона пережила

війну. Trans.History Чи — гадаєте Project Report 20172018 Ви, що — Mannheim будете Seminar використовувати цей фільм? Скажіть

11

нам, яким чином! Якщо ви не плануєте використовувати матеріал,

knowledge будь ласка, on 20th century повідомте Jewish history нам, and чому.В the Holocaust, субботу and whether Кирстен it helped Лейкберг из

them to find inspiration for new projects both within their country and with partners

школы Марии Кале в Бонне, Германия, представила фильм Centropa

abroad. Finally, we wanted to learn whether the pedagogical tools we presented will

be implemented «Жизнь by the с participants историей» into their на educational немецком work at языке home. с английскими

субтитрами.Фильм, который миссис Лейкберг регулярно использует

Watching со своими Centropa учениками, Films рассказывает историю Розы Розенштейн из

Берлина, которая бежала в Будапешт в 1939 году, где она пережила

On Saturday, Kirstin Lakeberg from the Marie Kahle School in Bonn, Germany

introduced

войну. Как вы

the

думаете,

Centropa film

вы

“Living

будете

with history”

использовать

in German with

этот фильм?

Расскажите, English subtitles.The пожалуйста! film – which Mrs. Если Lakeberg вы не uses планируете regularly with her использовать

students – tells the story of Rosa Rosenstein from Berlin who fled to

материал, пожалуйста, сообщите нам, почему.

Budapest in 1939, where she survived the war. Do you think you will use

this film? Please tell us how! If you do not plan to use, please tell us why.

Answered: 13 Skipped: 0

Yes, I will

use it with...

I will use it

when Centrop...

NoНіНет

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Mannheim, September 8-11, 2017

ANSWER CHOICES

Yes, I will use it with English subtitlesТак, буду використовувати з англійськими субтитрамиДа, буду использовать с

английскими субтитрами

30.77% RESPONSE 4

I will use it when Centropa adds Russian / Ukrainian subtitles.Я буду використовавати, коли Centropa додасть

українські/російські субтитриЯ буду использовать, когда Centropa добавит украинские/русские субтитры

NoНіНет

1 / 2

61.54% 8

7.69% 1

TOTAL 13

“I am going to use this film in my political sciences lessons to show how totalitarian

regimes limit the rights of people.”

— OLENA VITRYNSKA, POLTAVA, UKRAINE

“I will use the film in the classroom and in workshops This story can motivate the

younger generation to be strong and prudent in life despite its sometimes cruel

circumstances.”

— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMIANKA, UKRAINE

“My favorite talk was Kirstin Lakeberg. I liked her idea of combining the Jewish history

and the family history of every student in the framework of the world history

in one project.”

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TERNOPIL, UKRAINE


12 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar

Lectures and excursions about Jewish life and culture

To acquaint you with local Jewish history and culture, we organized various

activities: Mannheim’s Mayor Kurz and Majid Khoshlessan, president

of the Jewish community, welcomed our group and spoke about Jewish

life in Mannheim in the 20th and 21st centuries. We attended the Shabbat

service at Mannheim synagogue. On Saturday Dr. Esther Graf’s conducted

a walking tour of Jewish Mannheim and showed us two different methods

of commemoration. And in Heidelberg, Gottfried Becker guided us

through Jewish Heidelberg. Please let us know what you thought about

Centropa these activities. / Trans.History seminar, Mannheim, September 8-11, 2017

I found this

very powerfu...

I found this

moderately...

I wish we had

used this ti...

I did not

attend the...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

I found this very powerful, and will share it with my students and colleagues. Ці події були дуже цікавими, і я ділитимуся

враженнями зі своїми учнями/студентами та колегами.Эти мероприятия были очень интересными и я поделюсь

впечатлениями со своими учениками/студентами и коллегами

I found this moderately interesting.Я вважаю ці заходи частково цікавими.Мне частично было интересно

I wish we had used this time differently, i.e.Я хотів би використати цей час по-іншому.Я бы хотел использовать это

время по-другому

I did not attend the event.Я не був присутній на заході.Я отсутствовал

RESPONSES

92.31% 12

7.69% 1

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

TOTAL 13

“I enjoyed the excursion with Esther Graf on how Jewish life is commemorated in

Mannheim. I was particularly impressed by the information boards on the streets

of the city.”

— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMIANKA, UKRAINE

“The events made it possible to get acquainted with the life of the community and

the city of Mannheim with its Jewish and non-Jewish history. Participating in the

Shabbat meeting allowed to plunge into the local religious life.”

— VIKTOR DAMIAN, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA


tour on the "Jewish heritage of Worms". Please rate this lecture, and tell

us the most important thing you learned.У неділю місцевий історик

Альбрехт Лорбехер провів пішохідну екскурсію на тему "Єврейська

спадщина міста Вормс". Оцініть цю лекцію та розкажіть

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar 13

найважливіше, “The visits, events, про and що excursions ви дізналися.В gave a comprehensive воскресенье idea of remembrance местный историк

Альбрехт projects of Лорбэхер local Jewish culture провел and history пешую in Germany.” экскурсию по теме «Еврейское

— TATIANA GONCHAROVA, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

наследие города Вормс». Пожалуйста, оцените эту лекцию и

расскажите нам о самой важной вещи, которую вы узнали.

On Sunday, local historian Albrecht Lohrbächer conducted a walking

tour on the “Jewish heritage of Worms”. Please rate this lecture, and tell

us the most important thing Answered: you learned. 13 Skipped: 0

Useful/Корисно/

Полезно

A bit

useful/Дещо...

Not

useful/Некор...

What did you

learn from t...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Useful/Корисно/Полезно

A bit useful/Дещо корисно/Несколько полезно

Not useful/Некорисно/Неполезно

What did you learn from this lecture?Що нового Ви дізналися після прослуховування лекцій?О чем Вы узнали во время

лекции?

RESPONSES

46.15% 6

0.00% 0

0.00% 0

53.85% 7

TOTAL 13

“Visiting the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europa was the fulfilling of my dreams. What I

had known before is that these lands where actually the motherland of the Ashkenazi

Jews. Some details were new to me: such as the figures of the church and synagogue

on the façade of the Worms cathedral.”

— IRINA SHIKHOVA, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

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Michael

Learning from colleagues, sharing

experiences & best practice approaches

During the seminar, educators and NGO representatives from Germany

shared how they promote civil society while teaching Jewish history in

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

their communities. Please rate each of these presentations, and tell us

if they gave you new ideas on how to teach your students on the values

very useful- надзвичайно корисноочень полезно

of tolerance and non-discrimination. If any of the presentations inspired

somehow useful- частково корисночастично полезно

you

not useful-некориснонеполезно

to achieve these goals please let us know more about it in the “Other”

field.

I did not attendя не був(ла) присутнімя не присутствовал(-ла)

VERY

USEFUL- НАДЗВИЧАЙНО КОРИСНООЧЕНЬ

ПОЛЕЗНО

SOMEHOW USEFUL-

ЧАСТКОВО

КОРИСНОЧАСТИЧНО

ПОЛЕЗНО

NOT USEFUL-

НЕКОРИСНОНЕПОЛЕЗНО

I DID NOT

ATTENDЯ НЕ

БУВ(ЛА)

ПРИСУТНІМЯ НЕ

ПРИСУТСТВОВАЛ(-

ЛА)

TOTAL

RESPONDENTS

Gottfried

92.31%

12

0.00%

0

0.00%

0

7.69%

1

Jutta

84.62%

11

15.38%

2

0.00%

0

0.00%

0

Michael

83.33%

10

16.67%

2

0.00%

0

0.00%

0

“I was most impressed by the presentations of Gottfried Becker and his students and

Michael Heitz because my students also made a movie about the history of the Jews

of our town. I was curious to see another experience and approach in implementing

such a project. Also, the presentation of Michael inspired the idea of creating a map

of the memorial road of our city’s Jews during the Holocaust in 1941. This will be a

very inspiring school project and I will definitely plan something like that with my

students.”

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— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMIANKA, UKRAINE

“These presentations gave a good overview how it is possible to interest children with

extracurricular work, and how the interaction between students and teachers with

local authorities works in such projects.”

— VIKTOR DAMIAN, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

“I loved the presentation of Michael Heitz, and the fact that non-Jewish students enjoy

learning Jewish history, and understand that these stories are related to their own

history. I was surprised and encouraged to see that football players were involved in

this commemoration project!”

— TATIANA GONCHAROVA, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

“The most inspiring was the presentation by Michael Heitz and Michael Winter, because

they were able to motivate young soccer players to implement a history project.

I also enjoyed the moving and very well made film by Gottfried’s students.”

— KATERYNA TSYBULSKA, TERNOPIL, UKRAINE


викладає цифрові комунікації в Університеті Мангейму, розповідав

про те, як смартфони впливають на освіту та яким чином цифрові

технології можуть бути використані розумно в

закладах освіти.Профессор Питер Vorderer, который преподает

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цифровые коммуникации в Университете Мангейма, выступил с

презентацией о том, как смартфоны влияют на образование, и как

цифровые технологии могут использоваться разумно в

During the seminar, educators and NGO representatives from Germany

shared how they promote civil society while teaching Jewish history in

their communities. Please rate each of these presentations, and tell us

if they gave you new ideas on how to teach your students on the values

of tolerance and образовательных non-discrimination. If any учреждениях.

of the presentations inspired

you to achieve these goals please let us know more about it in the “Other”

field.

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Please tell us what you learned through this presentation. Розкажіть чого Ви навчились під час даної презентації.

Расскажите чего Вы научились во время данной презентации

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“Usually, we do not allow students to use smartphones during lessons. But Peter Vorderer

stated interesting methods and techniques how children can use smartphones

creatively and effectively for their studies. This is especially interesting for students,

because they can use modern technology to prepare the material. My methodological

problem is also related to the use of digital technologies, so this presentation was

very useful to me. I am already implementing his ideas into my lessons!”

— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMIANKA, UKRAINE

“Professor Vorderer’s talk was an eye-opener. I gained insights that make it possible

to use the potential of smartphones and digital technologies in the classroom in a

new and effective way. If we want to reach 21st students we need to incorporate opportunities

like those suggested by Professor Vorderer, which show a new direction

for education.”

— VIKTOR DAMIAN, CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

“I gained inspirations on how to use smartphones for the creation of videos. I will

definitely show the instructional video (this video is available on the Centropa website,

made by a Centropa school in the US) to my students to motivate them to plan

their own projects.”

— OLENA VITRYNSKA, POLTAVA, UKRAINE

On Saturday, we had several presentations by German, Ukrainian and

Moldovan participants that focused on how they promote Jewish history

among young Ukrainians and Moldovans: Manja – How to impart German

Jewish culture creatively; Olena – How to use the Centropa exhibition

“The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album” in Poltava; Roman – About the various

activities of his NGO ICTPD in Moldova; Tatiana Goncharova – How

to use the Ukrainian Centropa films in Moldovan schools; Victor Damian

Centropa – How to / Trans.History use Centropa seminar, photosMannheim, September 8-11, 2017

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MANJA OLENA ROMAN TATIANA VICTOR TOTAL WEIGHTED

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“Manja’s presentation was very interesting,

she proposed a wide variety of engaging

activities for students to promote

Jewish culture.”

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TER-

NOPIL, UKRAINE

“It was important for me to exchange

experience and best practices with educators.

This way it was also possible

to learn how the Centropa materials

are being used by colleagues in other

countries.”

— VIKTOR DAMIAN, CHISINAU,

MOLDOVA

“For me, the most useful was Manja’s presentation on how to creatively approach

the promotion of German Jewish culture. She clearly and concisely explained the

methods used to motivate students’ interest in Jewish culture. Some of the suggested

methods I will try to use.”

— KATERYNA TSYBULSKA, TERNOPIL, UKRAINE


18 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar

Program

Day 1 Friday, September 8, 2017

13:00 Ukrainian and Moldovan participants arrive at Frankfurt Airport

14:00 Bus transfer to Mannheim

15:30 Check-in at hotel in Mannheim; German participants arrive by bus or train

16:45 Participants walk to synagogue. Led by Gottfried Becker.

17:15 Arrival at Mannheim Synagogue

17:30 Welcome remarks by Dr. Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim

18:00 Introduction to Shabbat Services in Synagogue, by Dr. Esther Graf

18:30 Participants attend Shabbat Services in the Mannheim Synagogue

19:45 Dinner at “Tomate” restaurant (Location: B6, 12)

21:30 Participants return to hotel

Day 2 Saturday, September 9, 2017

08:30 Tour of Jewish Mannheim by local historian, Dr. Esther Graf.

10:00 Coffee break at Stadthaus conference room “Toulon”.

10:30 Screening of two Centropa films – one from Germany, one from Ukraine, followed by

discussion in groups on how these films are / can be used in Holocaust education.

12:30 Traditional German lunch at “Andechser” restaurant.

13:30 Short presentations by Ukrainian and Moldovan teachers: How we commemorate

Jewish life in our town, and how we involve students.

14:15 Workshop “How to impart Jewish culture creatively”. Led by local expert Manja Altenburg,

participants will discuss ideas how to teach students Jewish culture in educational contexts.

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Participants meet with students of the Mannheim Youth Academy. Students and teachers

from the region present their projects on preserving the Jewish heritage.

16:30 Teachers from Ukraine, Moldova and Germany will meet in small

groups to discuss potential cross-cultural projects.

17:15 Buses depart for Heidelberg.

18:00 Tour of Heidelberg’s Old Town by Gottfried Becker.

19:30 Turkish Dinner in Heidelberg.

21:00 Buses return to Hotel in Mannheim.

Day 3 Sunday, September 10, 2017

08:30 Buses depart for Worms

09:30 Local historian Albrecht Lohrbächer will meet us in Worms, where we will visit the oldest

Jewish cemetery in Europe, and the remains of the medieval synagogue and mikve.

11:00 Depart Worms

12:30 Lunch in Eppingen in the former Jewish restaurant “Ratskeller”, birthplace of the

Jewish teacher and professor at Los Angeles City College, Selma Rosenfeld.

13:30 Together with local teachers Alan Götz and Michael Heitz, participants will explore the Jewish

history of this German village, and stop by the Old Synagogue Sinsheim-Steinsfurt.

15:15 Arrive at the Soccer Youth Academy of the German Bundesliga soccer Club TSG Hoffenheim, one of our

local partners. Welcome remarks by representatives of TSG Hoffenheim and Anpfiff ins Leben e.V.

15:45 Coffee break with fruits and snacks. Reflection session: How can we improve

Holocaust commemoration in our communities? How can we encourage students

to be active citizens? Discussions of upcoming student competitions.

16:30 Geocaching in Hoffenheim, The Menachem and Fred Trail – a project by young

soccer players of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and historians from the area.

18:00 Bus departs from Hoffenheim.

19:30 Dinner in Mannheim at “Da Vino”. Final remarks by Centropa.

21:00 Participants walk back to hotel. End of program.


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Mannheim Seminar 19

List of participants

Ukrainian participants

Name Country Town Institution Occupation Town p.

Viktor Petrov Ukraine Lviv SII Coordinator Lviv 700.000

Olena Vitrynska Ukraine Poltava Institute of Economy and Right University lecturer 300.000

Petro Myronchuk Ukraine Rivne Rivne NPC 2 Teacher/ University 250.000

Kateryna Tsybulska Ukraine Ternopil School No. 30 “Harmony” Teacher 220.000

Natalya Porokhnyak Ukraine Ternopil Halytskyi college Teacher 220.000

Tetyana Dubok Ukraine Znamianka Znamenskiy secondary school № 1 “T. Teacher 24.000

Shevchenko”

Victoria Kadiuk Ukraine Kiev ORT EC 141 Teacher 2.900.000

Moldovan participants

Name Country City Institution Occupation Town p.

Irina Shikhova Moldova Chisinau ICTPD Coordinator MD 700.000

Irina Belfer Moldova Chisinau Jewish Museum/ KEDEM Educator 700.000

Roman Odesskii Moldova Chisinau ICTPD Coordinator MD 700.000

Tatiana Goncharova Moldova Chisinau Theatral Lyceum Teacher 700.000

Galina Gumen Moldova Education Ministry

Viktor Damian Moldova Chisinau ORT Herzl Lyceum Teacher 700.000

Alla Cusnir Moldova Chisinau ORT Rambam Lyceum Teacher 700.000

German participants

Name Country City Institution Occupation Town p.

Michael Heitz Germany Sinsheim Albert-Schweizer-Schule Teacher 35.000

Andreas Breunig Germany Mannheim Lessing-Gymnasium Teacher 300.000

Alan Götz Germany Eppingen Hartmanni Gymnasium Teacher 21.000

Britta Elkmann Germany Nümbrecht Homburgisches Gymnasium Teacher 17.000

Sabine Kreutzer Germany Bonn Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule School director 300.000

Kirstin Lakeberg Germany Bonn Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule Teacher 300.000

Gottfried Becker Germany Mannheim Youth Academy Mannheim Teacher 300.000

Centropa staff

Name Country City Institution Occupation Town p.

Fabian Rühle Germany Hamburg Centropa Administration 1.800.000

Esther Cotoarba Austria Vienna Centropa Logistics coordinator 1.800.000

Maximilian von Schoeler Germany Berlin Centropa Social media / website 3.700.000

Additional staff

Name Country City Institution Occupation Town p.

Maks Levin Ukraine Kiev Freelancer Photographer 2.900.000

Olha Tyshkovets Ukraine Lviv Freelancer Translator 700.000

Guests

Name Country City Institution Occupation Town p.

Dr. Esther Graf Germany Mannheim Altenburg & Graf Guide/ Workshop facilitator 300.000

Manja Altenburg Germany Mannheim Altenburg & Graf Workshop facilitator 300.000

Dr. Peter Kurz Germany Mannheim City of Mannheim Mayor 300.000

Prof. Peter Vorderer Germany Mannheim University of Mannheim Researcher/ Lecturer 300.000

Jutta Stier Germany Sinsheim Association Old Synagogue Steinsfurt Teacher 35.000

Albrecht Lohrbächer Germany Weinheim Freundeskreis Weinheim-Ramat Gan e.V. Historian 43.000

Michael Winter Germany Zuzenhausen Erlebniszentrum Mühle Kolb Educator 2.000


20 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

CHISINAU SEMINAR

“Connecting Moldovan students with 20th century

Jewish history – and with their neighbors.”

International training seminar for 45 Moldovan, Ukrainian

and German educators and Official opening of the

exhibition “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album”

November 15-17, 2017 in Chisinau, Moldova

Underwritten by the German Foreign Office

A Centropa seminar in partnership with International Centerfor

Training and Professional Development (ICTPD)


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 21

Take away quotes from participants

“Centropa’s Trans.History project aims at

keeping the memory of the past by focusing

on the development of tolerance

in the present and future.”

— ANDRIY TIMOFEYUK, KYIV

“Trans.History enables educators to

teach teenagers to be not indifferent,

compassionate and tolerant.”

— TAMARA KAZAK, CHISINAU

“Trans.History brings together

like-minded people from different

countries. They don’t believe in “chalk

and talk” but instead give educators the opportunity to present, compare, analyze,

exchange experiences. Centropa’s short movies “live”, are comprehendible and convey

the history of the city, the country, enable to experience Jewish life stories. Up

to now, there are no such projects at my school. I am eager to fill this gap.”

— OLEKSANDRA HOLOVKO, CHERKASY

“This unique project contains a wide range of methods and materials that help educators

imparting Jewish life and history in the classroom.”

— VERONICA SIRBU, FALESTII NOI

“The materials are fantastic: they are structured in an accessible format that can be

translated into the educational context. The teaching materials and films allow us

to establish a transnational ap-proach that contributes to the formation of critical

thinking and a balanced culture of memory.”

— SERGIY KUTYNETS, ZALIZNYTSYA

“Centropa projects are encouraging, versatile and challenging, consistent and purposeful.

Collecting interviews, creating online photo albums and describing life

stories of Holocaust survivors is invaluable, as it preserves Jewish memories who

otherwise would have been lost forever. For Moldova the work by Centropa is even

more precious, as no organization before carried out these activities consistently

and determinately. Without Trans.History these precious memories would be lost

for Moldovans.”

— SVETLANA KOSTETSKAYA, CHISINAU

I always come out of Centropa seminars full of new information and new ideas

having seen numerous project presentations, having met interesting people who

are keepers of memory in their regions. Trans.History is a very important memory-keeping

project. It raises tolerance and civil engagement, and interest of your

country’s diverse history.”

— TATIANA GONCHAROVA, CHISINAU


22 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Executive summary

From November 15-17, 2017 Centropa and its Moldovan partner, the International

Center for Training and Professional Development ( ICTPD), conducted their second

Trans.History training seminar in Chisinau, Moldova for 45 Moldovan, Ukrainian and

German educators on “Connecting Moldovan students with 20th Century Jewish

History – and with their neighbors”. Our participants discussed and shared experiences

on how to teach 20th Century Moldovan-Jewish History and the Holocaust

to 21st Century students creatively and worked in small groups on creating lesson

units and concepts for school projects. The seminar also featured historical lectures,

workshops and presentations of best practice examples on 20th Century Jewish

history by veterans of the Centropa teacher network.

Seminar highlights included:

> > Premiere of Centropa’s two Moldovan educational short films about two Moldovan

Holocaust survivors – Ivan Barbul and Tamara Koblik

> > Workshop on “How to turn students into active citizens outside the classroom”

by Dr. Holger Köhn and Christian Hahn of Bureau of Memory Culture in Babenhausen,

Germany.

> > Opening of the new Centropa exhibition “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album”

at the National Museum of Ethnography and National History in the presence of

representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Research, the German

embassy in Chisinau, and the local Jewish community, as well as members of

the Moldovan Parliament

> > Presentation by Michael Heitz, English teacher from Eppingen, Germany, on

how to turning a Centropa exhibition opening into a cultural event and gaining

attention in the regional media, with a discussion on how to bring the Moldovan

Exhibition to schools and libraries.

> > Historical lecture on “How NGOs form collective memory in Ukraine” by

Maksym Gon from our Ukrainian partner NGO Mnemonics in Rivne.

> > Presentation on the use of Centropa’s film “Return to Rivne” in class by Tatiana

Goncharova, teacher from Chisinau.

> > A guided tour of Chisinau’s Jewish quarter and Jewish cemetery by Irina Shikhova.

The seminar was led by Fabian Rühle, Director of Education in Europe for Centropa

(Germany) and Irina Shikhova, coordinator for Centropa educational activities in

Moldova. Seminar logistics were coordinated by Esther Cotoarba with additional

support by Maximilian von Schoeler, and our partner organization in Moldova, the

International Center of Training and Professional Development, repre-sented by its

director, Galina Cargher, and financial director, Roman Odesskii. We also thank the

National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History for their assistance in the

organization of the ex-hibition and the German Embassy in Chisinau for catering

the exhibition opening.


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 23

We asked participants of our Trans.History

seminar in Chisinau to share their

feedback with us in an online survey after

the seminar. Here are the most important

survey results:

> > 100% of respondents find the Trans.

History websites useful for their educational

work.

> > 77% of the participants indicated

they will use Centropa’s new films

on Moldovan Jewish history and

the Holocaust in educational settings.

> > 81% of the respondents considered the presentation by Tatiana Goncharova

from Chisinau, on the use of Centropa’s Ukrainian film “Return to Rivne” in the

classroom, as very useful, and 77% of the respondents stated they will use this

film and share their lesson plan with Centropa.

> > 80% of the respondents found the two workshops by the three invited German

experts useful.

> > 60% of the respondents expressed interest to bring our exhibition “The Moldovan

Jewish Family Album” to their town. After the seminar the exhibition schedule

was already booked for the months January to March. Another 34% of the respondents

want to show the exhibition but cited logistical matters as obstacles

(administrative difficulties, lack of space or experience).

> > 96% of the respondents found the historical lecture by Maksym Gon on “How

NGOs form collective memory in Ukraine” useful.

> > All respondents considered the guided tour of Chisinau’s Jewish quarter and

the Jewish cemetery useful.

> > 85% of the respondents found it very useful to work in small groups and discuss,

develop and share projects with their colleagues.

Thank you for reading this report.

FABIAN RÜHLE

Director of European Education Programs

Centropa Hamburg

ruehle@centropa.org

ESTHER COTOARBA

Education Coordinator

Centropa Vienna

cotoarba@centropa.org

MAXIMILIAN VON SCHOELER

Assistant Coordinator and Social Media

Centropa Hamburg

schoeler@centropa.org

GALINA CARGHER

Director of International Center of Training and

Professional Development

galina_k@jewish.md

ROMAN ODESSCHII

Financial Director of International Center of

Training and Professional Development

ctpd-admin@jewish.md

IRINA SHIKHOVA

Centropa coordinator in Moldova

Jewish Heritage Moldova

jewish.heritage.md@gmail.com


24 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

The tools we work with in Moldova

Through the pictures and stories of our interviewees from Moldova, we have preserved

the memory of a lost Jewish world. On November 16, 2017, we opened our

new bilingual (Russian / Romanian) exhibition “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album”

at the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in Chisinau, with introductory

remarks by Fabian Rühle of Centropa, Florian Seitz, Deputy Head of Mission

at the German Embassy Chisinau, Galina Cargher, Director of ICTPD, Irina Shikhova,

coordinator for Centropa in Moldova, and Tudor Candu, Deputy Director of

the National Museum of Ethnography and National History.

Based on Centropa’s 24 interviews with

Moldovan-Jewish Holocaust survivors

and on almost 400 digitized family pictures

and documents from the Centropa

archives, the 12 exhibition panels

take us back into a Jewish world of the

20th century:our interviewees share

with us their stories about growing up,

about school and work, about vacations,

Jewish community life, and serving

in the army. They talk about the difficult

Stalinist times and World War Two,

about evacuation and the loved ones

that they lost during the Holocaust, and

about their beginning a new life after

the end of the war. The interviews and

photos are put into context by historical

panels written by Dr. Diana Dumitru, Irina

Shikhova and Edard Serotta.


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 25

135 guests – among them politicians, diplomats, representatives of the Jewish community,

and journalists– attended the exhibition opening and the following reception

at the Ethnographic Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a printed and

online English-language brochure:

trans-history.org/exhibitions/the-moldovan-jewish-family-album

Films

The Story of Tamara Koblik

When World War Two came and the Germans approached, Tamara and her parents

fled on a train from Chisinau to Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia.

But while Tamara and her mother survived in evacuation, her father was taken to

the Gulag, where he perished. Tamara’s Grandmother and cousins who had stayed

in Moldova were first forced to live in the Rybnitsa Ghetto and were later killed in

Transnistria. When Soviet troops had liberated Bessarabia in 1944, Tamara and her

mother returned to Chisinau, where they started a new life, and where Tamara Koblik

eventually raised her own family. This seven-minute film was produced by Wolfgang

Els and Victor Spinu, the script was written by Fabian Rühle and Ed Serotta.

Ivan Barbul – A Life Reborn

Ivan Barbul was born in 1929 as Isaak Rybakov in Rezina, a mostly Jewish town in

Bessarabia at that time. He grew up in a poor Jewish family, with his father working

at the local Jewish school. During

World War II, his family was deported to

Bogdanovka, an infamous labor camp in

Transnistria. While his siblings and parents

were killed, Isaak, now 14, managed

to survive thanks to Ivan Ilich Barbul

and his wife Agafia, who adopted Isaak

and gave him a new name, and a new

life. This six-minute film was produced

by Centropa’s filmmaker Wolfgang Els

with additional help by Victor Spinu,

and the script was written by Fabian

Rühle and Ed Serotta.

On November 16, 2017 we officially presented

Centropa’s two new Moldovan

short films that depict Jewish family

stories from Moldova. Thanks to these

films, we are now in a unique position

to expand our education program in

Moldova, as these films are already being

widely used in Holocaust Education

in Moldovan schools and at commemoration

events as we write this report.

Selected classroom-tested lesson plans

can be downloaded on www.trans-history.org/resources.

During our seminars,

teachers design the lesson plans

they can use in their classrooms. We do

not want to simply provide a boxed curriculum

to teachers, because if we are to

achieve teacher buy-in and keep them

Screenshot from the film “Ivan Barbul – A Life Reborn”


26 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

involved over the long run, we need to make them stakeholders by having them create

lesson plans they can be proud of – and share with other teachers. Therefore, an

important part of our seminars is spent watching Centropa short films, then working

in small groups on how teachers can use them in education. Our evaluation shows

that our seminar participants appreciate the interactive nature of these sessions.

After the screening of our Moldovan short films we handed out printed copies of

Ivan Barbul’s and Tamara Koblik’s photos and a printout of their biographies in their

language, then split the participants up in small groups and let them brainstorm

on how to use the film and the biographies in class. The results of each group were

presented and discussed later that day.

Return to Rivne – A Holocaust Story

Shelly Weiner and Raya Kizhnerman live in Greensboro, USA. But these two kindly

grandmothers were born in the bustling city of Rivne – then in Poland, now in

Ukraine. In 1941, 20,000 Jews lived in Rivne, but when the German troops stormed

into town, they murdered every Jew they could find. How Shelly and Raya survived

the massacre is a story they told Centropa not long after they visited Rivne in 2013.

This film is available on our website and is used by dozens of Ukrainian and Moldovan

teachers. During the seminar, Tatiana Goncharova from Chisinau gave a presentation

on how she uses “Return to Rivne” in her history class. Participants were

then split up in small groups to work on methods to implement the Rivne film in their

lessons. The results were presented on the final day of our Trans.History seminar.

Our website

To provide one-stop shopping for our educators,

all of our films and biographies,

as well as the lesson plans by teachers,

and even our exhibition, can be found on

our project website, trans.history.org – in

Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian and English.


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 27

Bringing our tools to Moldovan schools

The website also provides an online exhibition calendar with a request form – in

English, Romanian and Rus-sian – for “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album” exhibition,

and we created a Facebook group as a hub of non-formal communication,

to share information as well as discuss and exchange materials, projects and ideas.

Since we held our two seminars in Chisinau in January and November 2017, more

than 30 teachers have used Centropa materials in class, and several have shared

their lesson plans and school projects with us, so that we can provide these lessons

free of charge on our website, as best-practice examples. The week around 27 January

2018 was devoted to Holocaust remembrance: teachers’ seminars and students’

conferences were held all over Moldova, where Centropa resources and lesson plans

were presented to the public.

The Moldovan exhibition enjoys great popularity – by May 2018, it has been displayed

in nine locations all over the country, in schools, museums and libraries, and has

been seen by over 1,000 people, most of them students. After each exhibition opening,

the on-site organizers write a short summary of the event and some photos with

us which we share on our Facebook page and on our Trans.History website.

Guided Tour of

Jewish Chisinau

Beyond lectures and workshops, we also

engage our participants through guided

walking tours of local Jewish sites. In

Chisinau we organized a bus tour along

the city’s Jewish sites and an excursion

over the Jewish cemetery guided by Irina

Shikhova.

What seminar participants

shared with us about this tour:

“A very informative excursion, full of important

facts from the history of Jewish

families in our city. It will be useful for

my lessons on local history.”

— TAMARA KAZAK, CHISINAU

“I learned a lot and broadened my knowledge. Irina Shikhova mentioned a lot of

interesting facts that helped me understand the historical events and also Jewish

life in Chisinau at that time. But it was also depressing to see bullet-dotted walls and

vandalized head stones. Obviously, the cemetery is a forgotten place in the Chisinau..”

— OLEKSANDRA HOLOVKO, ZAPORIZHIA

“I learned so many interesting things about Jewish traditions, about keeping memory.

Coming back to Cherkasy, I found out that we also have a Jewish cemetery, though

it’s abandoned. I will now seek information about it.”

— IRINA KORESHKOVA, CHERKASY


28 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Survey results

Shortly after the seminar we send an online survey to all participants of our Trans.

History seminar in Chisinau. About 80% of them gave us feedback. The response

was positive,

Centropa

participants

/ Trans.History

appreciated

seminar,

the seminar

Chisinau,

both

November

regarding

2017

content and organization.

These are the most important findings in detail:

Q3 Ce materie predaţi? Dacă nu sunteţi profesor, vă rugăm să ne

indicaţi ocupaţia

What do

dumneavoastră

you teach?

în câmpul „Altele”!Какой предмет вы

преподаете?What do you teach? If you are not a teacher, please tell

us in the "Other" field what you do!

What do you teach? If you are not a teacher, please tell us in the “Other”

field what you do!

Answered: 35 Skipped: 0

IstorieИсторияH

istory

Limba şi

literatura...

Limba şi

literatura...

Limba şi

literatura...

Studii sociale

/ Educaţie...

English

Lucrez pentru

un ONG/o...

Lucrez ca

jurnalistЯ...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

IstorieИсторияHistory

Limba şi literatura românăРумынский язык и литератураRomanian language and literature

Limba şi literatura rusăРусский язык и литератураRussian language and literature

Limba şi literatura ucraineanăУкраинский язык и литератураUkrainian language and literature

Studii sociale / Educaţie civicăГражданское воспитаниеSocial Studies / Civic Education

English

Lucrez pentru un ONG/o bisericăЯ сотрудник некоммерческой организации/церквиI work for an NGO / church

Lucrez ca jurnalistЯ работаю журналистомI work as a journalist

RESPONSES

68.57% 24

0.00% 0

2.86% 1

2.86% 1

34.29% 12

17.14% 6

14.29% 5

2.86% 1

Total Respondents: 35


Q11 Noi am prezentat Centropa / Trans.History filmul „Întoarcerea seminar, Chisinau, în November Rovna”. 2017 Filmul relatează

despre viaţa a două surori evreice născute în anii 1930 în Rivna, când

localitatea cuprindea în jur de 25.000 de evrei. În 1941, trupele

Q7 Ați utilizat sau aveți intenția să utilizați materialele acestui

germane au invadat oraşul şi au ucis toţi evreii pe care i-au găsit. Dar

site?Использовали ли вы или собираетесь ли использовать наш

surorile The Shelly Trans.History şi Raya au Website fost salvate de vecinii lor ucraineni de origine,

сайт?Have you used our website, or do you plan to use it?

care nu aveau nimic în comun cu comunitatea evreiască. Aveți intenția

Have you used our website, Answered: or do you 35 plan Skipped: to 0use it?

să utilizați acest film în scop didactic ? Vă rugăm să ne specificați

modalitatea.Мы демонстрировали фильм «Возвращение в Ровно».

Фильм рассказывает историю двух еврейских девочек, которые

Da / Да / Yes

родились в 1930-ых в городе Ровно. В то время там проживало

около 25000 евреев. Когда немецкие войска ворвались в город в

1941 году, они убили всех евреев, которых нашли в городе. Шелли

и Рая спаслись благодаря соседской украинской семье. Будете ли

Nu / Нет / No

Вы использовать данный фильм? Расскажите как именно.We also

showed the Centropa film "Return to Rivne". The film tells the story of

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

two Jewish girls born in the 1930s in Rivne (Ukraine) when

around 25,000 Jews lived there. After the Germans invaded the city in

RESPONSES

1941, Using they the murdered Centropa every films Jew they could find. Shelly and Raya,

100.00% 35

however, were saved by their Ukrainian non-Jewish neighbors. Will you

0.00% 0

use this film? Please tell us how.

ANSWER CHOICES

Da / Да / Yes

Nu / Нет / No

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 29

We screened our two Moldovan films – about Ivan Barbul about Tamara

Koblik. Will you use these films in class? Please tell us how you will use

them, or why you cannot use

Answered:

them.

35 Skipped: 0

TOTAL 35

Da.Да, я

поделюсь мои...

PoateМожет

бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Da.Да, я поделюсь моим планом урока с Centropa и ICTPDYes, and I will share my lesson plan with Centropa and

ICTPD

PoateМожет бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

RESPONSES

77.14% 27

20.00% 7

2.86% 1

TOTAL 35

1 / 1

1 / 1


30 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Chisinau, November 2017

“While studying the topic “Holocaust in the territory of Bessarabia” in 9th grade, I plan

to use the Moldovan films in the following way: screening, thematic group work,

presentation of results, discussions of results, and concluding assessment. Furthermore,

I’ll propose to screen Moldovan movies and “Return to Rivne” at the upcoming

school district conference of students from 9th to 12th grades (2 students from each

school, 60 students overall as well as 25 history teachers will attend) on January 25,

2018 – on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.”

— GALINA GUMEN, BRICENI

Q11 Noi am prezentat filmul „Întoarcerea în Rovna”. Filmul relatează

despre viaţa a două surori evreice născute în anii 1930 în Rivna, când

localitatea cuprindea în jur de 25.000 de evrei. În 1941, trupele

germane au invadat oraşul şi au ucis toţi evreii pe care i-au găsit. Dar

surorile Shelly şi Raya au fost salvate de vecinii lor ucraineni de origine,

care nu aveau nimic în comun cu comunitatea evreiască. Aveți intenția

“The Moldovan films are very suitable to discuss the Holocaust, genocide, discrimination,

and human rights (violations) in history lessons (9th grade), civic education

să utilizați acest în scop didactic ? Vă rugăm să ne specificați

modalitatea.Мы (7th to 9th grades), демонстрировали and human rights education фильм (8th «Возвращение and 9th grades).” в Ровно».

— ALEXANDR SIRBU, BAIMACLIA

Фильм рассказывает историю двух еврейских девочек, которые

родились “I intend в 1930-ых to present the в городе films about Ровно. Tamara Koblik В то and время Ivan Barbul там at our проживало

school

около 25000 during the евреев. Holocaust Когда Victims Memorial немецкие Week, which войска is held ворвались annually at the end в город of в

January.”

1941 году, они убили всех евреев, которых нашли в городе. Шелли

— OLESEA CAPCELEA, BALTI

и Рая спаслись благодаря соседской украинской семье. Будете ли

Вы использовать данный фильм? Расскажите как именно.We also

showed the Centropa film "Return to Rivne". The film tells the story of

two Jewish girls born in the 1930s in Rivne (Ukraine) when

around 25,000 Jews lived there. After the Germans invaded the city in

1941, they murdered every Jew they could find. Shelly and Raya,

however, were saved by their Ukrainian non-Jewish neighbors. Will you

use this film? Please tell us how.

We also showed the Centropa film “Retrn

to Rivne”. The film tells the story of two Jewish

girls born in the 1930s in Rivne (Ukraine)

when around 25,000 Jews lived there. After

the Germans invaded the city in 1941, they

murdered every Jew they could find. Shelly

and Raya, however, were saved by their

Ukrainian non-Jewish neighbors. Will you

use this film? Please tell us how.

Answered: 35 Skipped: 0

Da.Да, я

поделюсь мои...

PoateМожет

бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Da.Да, я поделюсь моим планом урока с Centropa и ICTPDYes, and I will share my lesson plan with Centropa and

ICTPD

PoateМожет бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

RESPONSES

77.14% 27

20.00% 7

2.86% 1

TOTAL 35


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 31

imagini și povestiri din interviurile Centropa din Moldova”, care conține

13 banere cu dimensiunea 150x200 cm. Sunteți Dvs. cointeresați ca

acestemateriale să fie expuse în școala sau în orașul Dvs.?В

Национальном музее этнографии и естественной истории мы

вместе

“I will

открыли

introduce this

передвижную

film in my curricular civic

выставку

education

«Молдавский

lesson in 12th grade. After

еврейский

watching the film “Return to Rivne”, I will split the class into two groups: one group

семейный will talk about альбом», a common family которая in the current состоит democratic из 13 society, баннеров a family similar размером

150х200 to their см. own. Заинтересованы The other group will talk ли about вы Jewish в том, families чтобы in under экспонировать Nazi rule. We её

then will create two galleries with sketches, photos and quotes.”

в своей школе или городе?At the National Museum of Ethnography

— ELENA COJOCARI, CHISINAU

and Natural History in Chisinau, we opened our new traveling

exhibition, “The Moldovan "A Moldovan Jewish Jewish Family Family Album” Album", which consists of 13

posters (150x200cm). Are you interested in hosting this exhibition in

your town? At the Please National Museum tell us of how Ethnography you would and Natural like History use in it, Chisinau, or why you

we opened our new traveling exhibition, “A Moldovan Jewish Family Al-

cannot use it.

bum”, which consists of 13 posters (150x200cm). Are you interested in

hosting this exhibition in your town? Please tell us how you would like

Answered: 35 Skipped: 0

to use it, or why you cannot use it.

Da, suntem

cointeresați...

PoateМожет

бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Da, suntem cointeresațiДа, и я поделюсь моим проектом с Centropa и ICTPDYes, and I will share my project with

Centropa and ICTPD

PoateМожет бытьMaybe

NuНетNo

RESPONSES

60.00% 21

34.29% 12

5.71% 2

TOTAL 35

“I’d like to bring the exhibition to our district library and organize an event with the

participation of pupils of 8th to 12th grades from the 16 schools in the district, history

teachers of all district schools, representatives of the regional press, and representatives

of the local Jewish community.”

— GALINA GUMEN, BRICENI

“I would very much like to bring “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album” to my school.

The school administration is open to help organize this exhibition and invite radio

and the newspaper journalists as well as representatives of the Education Department.

As guides, I could involve the students of 1 the / 1 9th grade. In cooperation with a Romanian

teacher I will conduct an interdisciplinary lesson where we will discuss the

lives of Jewish families based on the educational materials Trans.History provides.”

— VERONICA SIRBU, FALESTII NOI


32 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

“I’d like my students to visit and study “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album” and to

write essays on how the exhibition can contribute to raising consciousness about

topics as anti-discrimination and civic engagement as well as tolerance and cultural

diversity.”

— SVETLANA KOSTETSKAYA, CHISINAU

“The Moldovan Jewish Family Album” as well as its Ukrainian counterpart are wonderful

examples of put-ting together documents, photos, quotes and historical background

information to create something instructive and lasting. It inspired me to

think about creating a comparable project with my students about the rich heritage

of the Jewish community of Lviv.”

— OLENA SAKHNO, LVIV

Lectures, Workshops, and Best-Practice Presentations

“I was fascinated by the presentation of Tatiana Goncharova on the use of Centropa’s

film “Return to Rivne” in class. I picked up methodological approaches which I hope

to implement into my history lessons.”

— TAMARA KAZAK, CHISINAU

“It was inspiring to learn from Tatiana

Goncharova’s presentation not only

about her methodical work in class but

also about her student’s input and efforts.”

— NATALIA VITINSCAIA, CHISINAU

“The presentation of Holger Köhn and

Christian Hahn on how to make students

active citizens outside the classroom

was a remarkable hands-on and

up-to-date instruction of educators who

know today’s students.”

— OLENA SAKHNO, LVIV

“Holger Köhn and Christian Hahn impressed me the most. Some of their thoughts I

have already outlined and discussed with my students. I especially liked the principle

of “Dig where you are standing” they were referring to: Jews are often only referred

to as victims, forgetting that they also lived like all of us, among us, went to sports

clubs, were interested in something, dreamed about something. It is necessary to

draw parallels, to know that the past affects our future and to understand how one

wants to live. Therefore, you need to know local history.”

— IRINA KORESHKOVA, CHERKASY

“Through Maksym Gon’s presentation on how non-governmental organizations form

collective memory in the Ukraine I could draw lots of useful information and parallels

which could help addressing and promoting similar issues in Moldova.”

— INNA GORTOLUM, BALTI

“I got a lot of useful tips from Michael Heitz’ presentation on using Centropa exhibitions

in your region. I took a lot of constructive and useful advice and methods


Tatiana

Gonceareva...

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 33

for organizing the exhibition and accompanying events to promote tolerance and

non-discrimination 0% 10% especially 20% among 30% 40% the youth.” 50%

— TATIANA GONCHAROVA, CHISINAU

60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Please Foarte rate each utilă Очень of the полезноvery presentations useful by our speakers, and tell us if they

gave you Utilă ideas într-o on anumită how măsură to teach Некоторым your students образом Jewish полезноsomehow history useful and/ or the

values O of pierdere tolerance de timp and Бесполезноnot non-discrimination.

useful

Я не присутствовал (а) на их презентацияхI did not attend

FOARTE UTILĂ

ОЧЕНЬ

ПОЛЕЗНОVERY

USEFUL

UTILĂ ÎNTR-O ANUMITĂ

MĂSURĂ НЕКОТОРЫМ

ОБРАЗОМ

ПОЛЕЗНОSOMEHOW

USEFUL

O PIERDERE DE

TIMP

БЕСПОЛЕЗНОNOT

USEFUL

Я НЕ

ПРИСУТСТВОВАЛ

(А) НА ИХ

ПРЕЗЕНТАЦИЯХI

DID NOT ATTEND

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Chisinau, November 2017

TOTAL

RESPONDENTS

Dr. Holger

Köhn/

Christian

Hahn

(Germany)

79.41%

27

20.59%

7

2 / 3

0.00%

0

0.00%

0 34

Michael

Heitz

(Germany)

81.82%

27

18.18%

6

0.00%

0

0.00%

0 33

Prof. Maksim

Gon

(Ukraine)

54.55%

18

42.42%

14

3.03%

1

0.00%

0 33

Tatiana

Gonceareva

(Moldova)

81.25%

26

18.75%

6

0.00%

0

0.00%

0 32


использование материалов Centropa поможет бороться с

антисемитизмом, а также интолерантностью среди Ваших

учеников? Если да, то объясните, каким образом.Finally, we would

like to ask some more general questions regarding our education

program. Do you feel that using the Centropa materials can help

combat Combating anti-semitism Anti-Semitism and intolerance and among intolerance your students? If so,

please tell us how.

34 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Do you feel that using the Centropa materials can help combat anti-semitism

and intolerance among Answered: your 35 students?

Skipped: 0

DaДаYes

NuНетNo

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

DaДаYes

NuНетNo

RESPONSES

100.00% 35

0.00% 0

TOTAL 35

“Centropa’s personal stories illustrate differences and similarities of a different ethnic

and religious group, and thus help to cultivate respect and acceptance of each other.”

— GALINA GUMEN, BRICENI

1 / 1

“The educational materials Centropa

supports students to develop a critical

and objective assessment of historical

situations, deeds and processes, thus acquiring

a differentiated view Jewish life

in particular and the benefits of diversity

(ethnic, religious…) in general.”

— AURELIA VICOL, PUHACENI

“I am convinced that the more we know,

the more open and understanding we

become. Centropa’s educational materials

make a crucial contribution in this

regard.”

— KHRYSTYNA RUTAR, LVIV

“Since Centropa’s materials are based on life stories they evoke a deep emotional response,

making students realize the horrors caused by antisemitism and intolerance,

and helping them to develop their civil attitude in the spirit of tolerance, non-acceptance

of any form of antisemitism and conscious willingness to combat any display

of these shameful phenomena at present.”

— SVETLANA KOSTETSKAYA, CHISINAU


Q16 Aţi lucrat în mici grupuri internaţionale pentru a dezvolta idei cu

privire la modul de utilizare a filmelor Centropa despre poveştile unor

familii de evrei. Cât de utilă a fost această experienţă?Вы работали в

группах вместе с участниками из других стран над техниками

использования фильмов Centropa об историях еврейских семей.

Насколько Group полезно work это было для Вас?You worked in small groups to

develop ideas on how to use the Centropa films and our exhibition on

You worked in small groups develop ideas on how to use the Centropa

Jewish family stories. How useful was this to you?

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 35

fims and our exhibition on Jewish family stories. How useful was this to

you?

Answered: 35 Skipped: 0

Foarte utilă

Очень...

Utilă într-o

anumită măsu...

O pierdere de

timp Потеря...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Foarte utilă Очень полезноVery useful

Utilă într-o anumită măsură Некоторым образом полезноTo some extent useful

O pierdere de timp Потеря времениA waste of time, really

RESPONSES

85.71% 30

14.29% 5

0.00% 0

TOTAL 35

“The work in small groups allows to share and discuss different methods of working

with students, exchange experiences in conducting school projects, and also creates

a platform to present one’s own practical knowledge in a professional setting.”

— GALINA GUMEN, BRICENI

“Sharing teaching methods and techniques with my colleagues from Ukraine and

educators from Germany in small groups will highly contribute to my professional

development since I have gained so many new and creative insights.”

— AURELIA VICOL, PUHACENI

“From working with teachers from other schools, especially those from Ukraine, I

learned new didactical strategies for curricular and extra-curricular classes. We had

a very constructive debate on the difficulty of confronting students with the topics

of violence and lack of rights in a totalitarian system and shared experiences on how

to impart these issues age-appropriate.”

— ELENA COJOCARI, CHISINAU

1 / 1


36 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Program

Day 1 November 15, 2017

17:30 Registration at Hotel Jolly Alon (Str. Maria Cibotari 37, Chisinau).

19:00 Welcome Dinner: Networking Dinner with Moldovan participants.

Restaurant “Moldovenesc”, Puskin 32, Mall Sun City, Chisinau.

Day 2 November 16, 2017

08:15 Welcome remarks by Fabian Rühle and Esther Cotoarba, Centropa, and Galina Karger, ICTPD

08:30 Icebreaking activity led by ICTPD

09:00 Introduction of Trans.History website and Centropa Moldovan interviews by Irina Shikhova.

Screening of Centropa’s two new Moldovan films about Ivan Barbul & Tamara Koblik.

09:30 Group work. Participants receive printed copies of Ivan Barbul’s and Tamara

Koblik’s photos and a printout of their biographies in their language, then split up

in small groups and work on how to use the film and the biography in class.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Presentation of preliminary results from each group

11:30 How to turn students into active citizens outside the classroom. A

workshop by Holger Köhn and Christian Hahn from Germany.

12:00 Student projects from Ukraine and Moldova. Discussion of student competition 2017/2018.

12:30 Lunch at hotel

13:30 Participants walk to Muzeul National de Etnografie și Istorie Naturală for exhibition opening.

14:00 Opening of the new Centropa Exhibition “The Moldovan Jewish Family Album”.

Remarks by Fabian Rühle, Irina Shikhova and Mr. Florian Seitz, Deputy Head

of Mission at the German Embassy Chisinau. Followed by Reception.

15:00 “Holocaust victims: my personal family story” lecture by Evghenii Bric.

15:30 Q & A

15:45 Return to Hotel

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Workshop by Michael Heitz from Germany on the use of Centropa exhibitions.

17:00 Discussion about how to bring and use the new Moldovan Exhibition to schools and libraries.

17:15 Screening of the Centropa film “Return to Rivne”

17:35 Presentation by Maksym Gon on “Historiography of the Holocaust in Ukraine”

18:05 Q & A

18:15 Presentation by Moldovan teacher about using “Return to Rivne” in the classroom (tbc)

18:30 Group work: participants split up in small groups work on how to use the Rivne film

(presentation due on Day 3), as well as the exhibition. NOTE: Both our Ukrainian

and Moldovan exhibitions are available online on trans-history.org

19:30 Dinner at Jolly Alon Hotel

20:45 End of Day 2.

Day 3 Friday November 17, 2017

08:30 Check-out of hotel rooms.

08:45 Groups finalize their presentation on how to use Centropa films and exhibitions.

09:15 Presentation of results of group work.

10:00 Final session: Building networks and trans-national partnerships. Led by ICTPD & Centropa.

10:30 Jewish Tour of Chisinau by Irina Shikhova. Visit of Jewish cemetery.

12:30 Return to Jolly Hotel. Participants receive certificates.

12:45 Final lunch at hotel.

13:30 End of seminar


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar 37

List of participants

Participants from Moldova

Name Town Town population Place of work Occupation

Anghel Marina

Village Valea Mare, Ungheni

< 5 000 Gymnasium Andrei English

Chivriga

Antoci Eugenia Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum „ALECU RUSSO” History teacher, methodist

Argint Lucia Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum „Elimul Nou” History and Civil Education teacher

Boroda Natalia Anenii Noi 5 000 - 10 000 Gymnasium “G.Vieru” History and Civil Education teacher

Blanaru Gheorghe Cantemir 5 000 - 10 000 DGETS Cantemir Methodist

Bîrsan Svetlana Glodeni, Balti 5 000 - 10 000 Lyceum “Balatina” History and Civil Education teacher

Capcelea Olesea Balti 100 000 – 150 000 Lyceum “Ion Creanga” History and Civil Education teacher

Cazac Tamara Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum “B.P.Hasdeu” History and Civil Education teacher

Cechina Tatiana Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum „Gh. Asachi”. History and Civil Education teacher

Chirica Alexandra Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum “Prometeu” History and Civil Education teacher

Ciutac Eugenia Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum „Gaudeamus” History and Civil Education teacher

Cojocari Elena Chișinău > 500 000 Sport Liceum ”Gloria” History and Civil Education teacher

Constantinov Viorica Village Țiganca, Cantemir < 5 000 Gymnasium „Ion Cojocaru”

English and French teacher

Costetcaia Svetlana Chișinău > 500 000 Theater Lyceum English teacher

Covtun Alexandru Village Gura Bîcului,

< 5 000 Gymnasium “Gura English teacher

Anenii Noi

Bîcului”.

Dima Lucia Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum «L.Rebreanu» History and Civil Education teacher

Galuscheak Alexandr Village Calarashovka,

< 5 000 Calarashovka Gymnasium

History, Geography teacher

Ocnitsa

Golban Petru Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum “Lucian Blaga” History and Civil Education teacher

Goncearova Tatiana Chișinău > 500 000 Theater Lyceum History and Civil Education teacher

Gortolum Inna Balti 100 000 – 150 000 Lyceum “Stefan Cel History and Civil Education teacher

Mare”

Gumen Galina Briceni 5 000 – 10 000 Gymnasium Halahora

de Sus

Head of Methodical Center, History

teacher

Guţu Victor

Village Baraboi, Donduşeni

< 5 000 Lyceum “Prometeu” History and Civil Education teacher

Guzun Silvia Chișinău > 500 000 Gymnasium „Nicolae H. History and Civil Education teacher

Costin”

Nica Lilia Village Terebna, Edineț < 5 000 Gymnasium Terebna History and Civil Education teacher

Podlesnova Liudmila Chișinău > 500 000 Lyceum “Petru Movila” History and Civil Education teacher

Prozorovschi Daria Hincesti 5 000 – 10 000 Lyceum “Mihai Eminescu”

History and Civil Education teacher

Roșca Ala Village Pepeni, Singerei < 5 000 Lyceum “A. Agapie” History and Civil Education teacher

Sîrbu Alexandr

Village Baimaclia, Cantemir

< 5 000 Gymnasium «Mihai History and Civil Education teacher

Eminescu»

Sîrbu Veronica Village Fălestii Noi, Fălesti < 5 000 Gymnasium Fălestii Noi English and History teacher

Soboleva Maia Chișinău > 500 000 Theater Lyceum Russian and Civil Education teacher

Surchicin Elena Anenii Noi 5 000 - 10 000 Lyceum “Straista” History and Civil Education teacher

Vaniutchin Svetlana Călărași 5 000 – 10 000 Lyceum „Mihail Sadoveanu”

History and Civil Education teacher

Vicol Aurelia

Village Puhăceni, Anenii

< 5 000 Lyceum „Olimp” History and Civil Education teacher

Noi

Viținscaia Natalia Chișinău > 500 000 College of Transport History and Civil Education teacher

Untila Cristina Durlesti, mun. Chisinau > 500 000 Lyceum “Hyperion” History and Civil Education teacher


38 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Chisinau Seminar

Participants from abroad

Name Country Place of work

Ruehle, Fabian Germany Centropa

Von Schoeler, Maximilian Germany Centropa

Cotoarba, Esther Austria Centropa

Heitz, Michael Germany Albert-Schweitzer-Schule

Hahn, Christian Germany Büro für Erinnerungskultur

Köhn, Holger Germany Büro für Erinnerungskultur

Kovalchuk, Taras Ukraine Photographer

Gon, Maksym Ukraine NGO Mnemonics

Fedorov, Yuliya Ukraine Society Initiatives Institute

Rutar, Khrystyna Ukraine Ukrainian Catholic University

Sakhno, Oksana Ukraine EC “school-lyceum” Oriana “

Pylypenko, Oleksandr Ukraine NGO “Prolisok-Berdyansk”

Koreshkova, Iryna Ukraine National TV channel: International commercial television and radio company “ICTV”

Kutynets, Sergiy Ukraine “Secondary school of I-III grades - kindergarten”

Timofeyuk, Andriy Ukraine NGO

Holovko, Oleksandra Ukraine Zaporizhia National State University


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 39

LVIV SEMINAR

“Civil society, social media, and 20th Century Jewish History in

Ukraine” – Three-day conference for 50 educators, civil society

activists and journalists from Ukraine, Moldova, and Germany

International Seminar for Educators and NGO representatives

from Ukraine, Moldova and, Germany

April 3–5, 2018 in Lviv, Ukraine

Underwritten by the German Foreign Office

With additional support by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE)

In partnership with “Society Initiatives Institute (SII), “Mnemonics”, the

Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS) and International

Center for Training and Professional Development (ICTPD)


40 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Ten take away quotes from participants

“Trans.History is a extremely useful project for the formation of consciousness of

youth and for the preservation of historical memory.”

— VITALIY KUSHNYEROV, KYIV

“Trans.History is a transnational playground for teachers who aspire to learn something

new, to deepen their knowledge of history, to exchange experience with colleagues

from abroad. This project contributes to critical thinking and a balanced

memory culture, teaches tolerance and how to confront stereotypes, engages in cooperation

with civic organizations, and stimulates activity in building up civil society.”

— OKSANA HALANYK, LVIV

“A unique project that allows you to receive essential information about Jewish history

and to learn how to use it in the classroom, how to attract students to history

and scientific work, how to create films, and how to engage in the formation of

civil society in Ukraine by exchanging ideas and experiences with colleagues from

Ukraine and abroad.

— ANNA OLENENKO, ZAPORIZHIA

“Trans.History allows us to rethink history and the tragedy of the Jews in Ukraine, to

get new ideas, methods and means in research and education, to establish useful

contacts with potential partners in Ukraine and abroad, to expand our horizons on

modern research and educational processes, to promote European values and to

strengthen the process of democratization in Ukrainian society.”

— IHOR DEREVYANYY, LVIV

“Before I attended the Trans.History workshop “Finding the lost history” by Daniel

Bernsen, I had not heard much about geocaching before and was overwhelmed how

interesting, relevant and easy-to-use this tool is. It’s something I want to implement

into my work with students.”

— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMYANKA

“Sasha Nazar’s workshop during the seminar made clear that it often takes only a

single passionate individual to launch a project, but it takes partners to sustain it.

Trans.History helps building this network of like-minded professionals.”

— MARLA RAUCHER OSBORN, LVIV

“It’s an extraordinary project providing the opportunity for cooperation with colleagues

from different countries, and an exciting opportunity to use video and photos

in the classroom and to participate in youth competitions.”

— KATERYNA DANYLOVA, MYKOLAIV

“Trans.History is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the latest methods of

teaching, and the possibility to develop a network with colleagues from abroad for

joint projects.”

— OKSANA SAKHNO, LVIV

“Trans-history.org is a great website to find materials that help foster democracy

based on preserving the past using a trans-national approach. The website provides

an excellent opportunity to becoming aware of local, regional and national history

through personal stories. I find the resources section with lectures, presentations

and lessons especially useful.

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TERNOPIL


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 41

Executive summary

Our 8th international Trans.History seminar on “Civil Society, Social Media and Jewish

History in Ukraine in the 20th Century” took place at the historic George Hotel

in Lviv from April 3-5, 2018. Together with our Ukrainian partners NGO Society

Initiatives Initiative (SII) from Lviv, NGO Mnemonics from Rivne, and International

Center for Professional Training and Development (ICTPD) from Chisinau, Moldova

we invited 50 educators, community activists and NGO representatives from the

Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany to share best practices on commemorating

Jewish history, to promote active citizenship and to discuss how to teach 20th

century Jewish history and the Holocaust to 21st century students.

Seminar highlights included:

> > Screening and discussion of Centropa’s Ukrainian film “Return to Rivne” about

two Jewish girls who were saved by Ukrainian neighbors during the Second

World War.

> > Marketplace of ideas with presentations from five educators from Ukraine, Moldova,

Poland and Germany on how they have used our educational tools in the

classroom.

> > Lecture on Ukrainian-Jewish history of the 20th century by Prof. Anatoly Podolski

from the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies in Kyiv.

> > Presentation of the exhibition “The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album” with special

guests Andrea Stohr and Sebastian Gromig from the German Embassy in Kyiv.

Fabian Rühle from Centropa and Oksana Sakhno from Lyceum “Oriyana” in

Lviv introduced the exhibition while local students acted as exhibition guides

for the guests

> > Full-day excursions on “Exploring Jewish sites of Galicia” led by Alex Denysenko

(“A tour of Jewish Brody and Lviv“) and Marla Raucher-Osborn and Jay Osborn

of NGO Rohatyn Jewish Heritage (“Recovering Jewish Memory in Rohatyn”).

> > Half-day workshops on “Promoting civil society, preserving and commemorating

Jewish History” led by Sasha Nazar from Lviv Volunteer Center (“Restoration

of Jewish Sites”), Natalia Ivchyk & Maksym Gon of NGO Mnemonics in Rivne

(“Methods of commemorating Jewish life and the Holocaust“), Daniel Bernsen,

history teacher from Plaidt, Germany (“Find the Lost History: Learning with Digital

Tools“), Viktor Petrov & Taras Repytskyi of NGO Society Initiatives Institute

in Lviv (“Using Social Media to promote Civil Society“) and Christian Herrmann

from Bonn, Germany (“Photographing Jewish sites for Education Projects“)

The seminar was led by Fabian Rühle, Centropa’s Director of Education in Europe.

Seminar logistics were coordinated by Magdalena Farnesi with additional support by

Maximilian von Schoeler. On-site logistics were supported by our Ukrainian partner

organization, NGO Society Initiatives Institute, represented by Viktor Petrov, Yuliya

Fedoriv and Andriy Kondratikov. We’d like to thank Yulia Mishula and her colleagues

at George Hotel Lviv for their support, the Center for Urban History of East Central

Europe for providing their conference room, our translators Olha Tyshkovets and

Svitlana Bregman, our tour guides Marla Raucher-Osborn and Jay Osborn of NGO


42 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage and Alex Denysenko,

and our workshop facilitators

Daniel Bernsen from Plaidt, Germany,

Christian Herrmann from Bonn, Germany

and Sasha Nazar from the Lviv

Volunteer Center.

After our seminar in Lviv we asked all

participants to fill out our online feedback

survey. Here are the most important

findings:

> > 86% of the respondents used or will

use the Centropa film “Return to Rivne”

in class

> > 96% of the respondents stated that they

are or will use the educational materials

available on trans-history.org in their

schools or institutions

> > 95% of the respondents expressed interest to bring our exhibition to their town

(NOTE: after the seminar, the exhibition has already traveled to three more locations)

> > 98% of the respondents found the tours to Rohatyn and Brody pedagogically

useful

> > 76% of the respondents found the lecture on Jewish Ukrainian history in the

20th century by Anatoly Podolski helpful and applicable to their professional

work

> > 82% of the respondents found presentation of the exhibition “The Ukrainian

Jewish Family Album” guided by school students from Lyceum “Oriyana“ in

Lviv very useful as a model for teaching Jewish history

Thank you for reading this report.

FABIAN RÜHLE

Director of European Education Programs

Centropa Hamburg

ruehle@centropa.org

MAGDALENA FARNESI

Logistics Coordinator

Centropa Hamburg

farnesi@centropa.org

MAXIMILIAN VON SCHOELER

Project Manager Trans.History and Social Media

Centropa Hamburg

schoeler@centropa.org

VIKTOR PETROV

Project coordinator in Lviv, Ukraine

Society Initiatives Institute

pevikol@gmail.com


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 43

The tools we work with in Ukraine

Exhibition

Centropa’s bilingual (Ukrainian / English) travelling exhibition “The Ukrainian Jewish

Family Album” consists of 15 panels with photos and stories from our interview archive

with Jewish Holocaust survivors. It is divided into two parts: “normal” times,

where interviewees tell about their vacations, about school and work as well as about

Jewish family life, and a section called “In Dark Times” with panels about the Holodomor,

Babyn Yar and the Holocaust, as well as life in evacuation. The stories and

photos are put into context by maps and historical information such as timelines.

Since its premiere in Kyiv in 2016, “The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album” has been

shown in 20 locations (schools, universities, libraries, museums) to more than 2.500

people in Ukraine. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual brochure which is

also available online: trans-history.org/exhibitions/the-ukrainian-jewish-family-album.

Interested schools can order the exhibition through our online exhibition

calendar with a request form, in English, Ukrainian and Russian - free of charge.

During our seminar in Lviv, we presented

our Ukrainian exhibition to the

seminar participants. Andrea Stohr and

Sebastian Gromig from the Department

of Culture and Education at the German

Embassy in Kyiv gave welcome remarks

as well as Fabian Rühle, co-curator of

the exhibition who introduced the exhibition.

Oksana Sakhno, history teacher

at the Lyceum “Oriyana” in Lviv, shared

how she used the exhibition with her

students. The highlight, however, was

when five of Olena’s students presented

the panels to our guests and seminar

participants – this is how Trans.History

turns students into active citizens and

creates opportunities for participatory

learning.

Films

“Return to Rivne – A Holocaust Story”

Shelly Weiner and Raya Kizhnerman live in Greensboro, NC. But these two kindly

grandmothers were born in the bustling city of Rivne—then in Poland, now in

Ukraine. In 1941 20,000 Jews lived in Rivne, but when the German Wehrmacht and

the Waffen SS stormed into town, they planned on murdering every Jew they could

find. How Shelly and Raya survived the massacre is a story they tell themselves, not

long after they visited Rivne in 2013. Centropa’s short film “Return to Rivne” is composed

of old photographs and custom-made drawings by artist Emma Flick. This film

is available on our website (trans-history.org/films/return-to-rivne-a-holocauststory)

and is being used by dozens of Ukrainian teachers in educational context and

in preparation of national remembrance days.


44 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Haya-Lea Detinko – “Surviving Stalin’s Gulag”

Surviving Stalin’s Gulag is a 17-minute film about Haya-Lea Detinko from Rivne,

Ukraine. Haya-Lea was born in 1920 in Rivne, which then belonged to Poland. She

grew up in a traditional Jewish family, joined a Zionist youth club and looked forward

to emigrating to Palestine. But the Soviets took eastern Poland in September 1939

and Haya-Lea’s membership in Hashomer Hatzair earned her a ten-year sentence of

hard labor in Siberia. The rest of her family remained behind, not knowing that the

Nazis would overrun Rivne soon after Haya-Lea’s deportation. Haya-Lea survived

the Gulag and moved to Leningrad (St. Petersburg), where she shared her story with

Centropa in 2002. “Survining Stalin’s Gulag” is available at trans-history.org/films/

haya-lea-detinko-surviving-stalins-gulag/.

Marketplace of Ideas

During the “Marketplace of Ideas”, veteran teachers from Ukraine, Moldova and Germany

presented their successful projects on promoting civil society and teaching

about Jewish history in their countries based on Centropa materials. Presentations

were limited to 10 Minutes and participants got to choose which projects they wanted

to learn about. Each presentation was followed by a brief Q&A and discussion. These

were the presentations:

> > “Confessions of an angel” and “The secrets of the family album” by Tetyana Dubok

(Znamyanka, Ukraine)

> > “Make the world a better place - a Serbian-Ukrainian project” by Kateryna Tsybulska

and Natalya Porokhnyak (Ternopil, Ukraine)

> > Using the Centropa film “Return to Rivne” and Centropa exhibition “The

Ukrainian Jewish Family Album” in educational contexts by Olena Vitrynska

(Poltava, Ukraine)

> > “Courageous people – a cross-border project” by Kirstin Lakeberg (Bonn, Germany)

All projects presented can be found on our website at trans-history.org/resources/

Workshops

On Day 3, participants were able to attend one of the following workshops on “Promoting

civil society, preserving and commemorating Jewish History”:

> > “Restoration of Jewish sites” by Sasha Nazar (Lviv Volunteer Center), introducing

activities in preserving the Jewish heritage in Lviv and eastern Galicia

> > “Commemoration of genocide victims in Ukraine” by Nataliia Ivchyk & Maksym

Gon (Mnemonics), introducing memorial projects of civil society initiatives.

> > “Finding the lost history” by Daniel Bernsen (Germany) on how to use digital

maps and other tools to learn about “lost places” in- and outside the classroom


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 45

> > “Social media campaigns and digital storytelling” by Viktor Petrov and Taras

Repytskyi (SII) on social media marketing for civil activists and creative storytelling

> > “Photographing Jewish sites for education projects” by Christian Herrmann (Germany)

about finding and documenting traces of history in one’s town

All workshop groups presented and discussed their outputs during a “gallery walk”. In

his excellent blog “Medien im Geschichtsunterricht”, a site with information on the

use of new and innovative media tools in the classroom, Daniel Bernsen published

an article about his workshop on finding “lost places” of Jewish culture and history.

You find the article (including a slideshow) here: geschichtsunterricht.wordpress.

com/2018/03/28/lost-places-jewish-history-geocaching/

Guided Tours

To acquaint participants with the Jewish history of the region, we organized a oneday

excursion to explore Jewish sites of Galicia. Participants chose between a tour of

cemeteries and killing sites in Rohatyn, led by Marla Raucher Osborn and Jay Osborn

from the NGO “Rohatyn Jewish Heritage”, and an excursion to the Jewish sites of

Brody, hometown of Joseph Roth, and to the Jewish cemetery of Busk conducted

by Alex Denisenko. At the end of the day, more than 30 participants also attended

an optional 90-minute walking tour of Jewish Lviv, conducted by Alex Denisenko.

In this context we’d like to refer to the blog of Daniel Bernsen again in which he

wrote a wonderful report (in German) about this excursion on the trails of Jewish

heritage in Eastern Galicia:

geschichtsunterricht.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/spurensuche-in-ostgalizien

Marla Raucher Osborn also wrote a detailed report on our three-day Trans.History

seminar in Lviv, including their excursion to Rohatyn guiding participating educators

from Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Germany around Rohatyn’s historic sites

of heritage:

rohatynjewishheritage.org/2017/04/

centropa-trans-history-seminar


46 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Youth Competition

Our annual Trans.History Youth Competition encourages students from Ukraine

and Moldova to create a project (Movie, graphic novel or photo story) on the topic of

“Our Town’s Jewish history“ or “The Importance of Civil Society”. We accompanied

the projects by providing technical and pedagogical advice. We received almost 20

inspiring student projects from schools in Ukraine and Moldova. All awarded projects

were presented on the final day of our seminar in the presence of some of the

prize winners. Winning schools received a gift voucher to enhance the school’s

technological equipment.

This year’s winners are:

1st Prize:

“What being Jewish is really about”

A graphic novel based on the Centropa biography of Deborah Averbukh

Student: Lada Nuzhna; School: Secondary school No. 138 in Kyiv, Ukraine

and

“The story of Simeon Genis”

Teacher: Lyudmila Podlesnova

Students (Film editing & interview, photos, voice-over, subtitles, sound):

Anna Cernetch, Galina Untu, Nichita Miron, Ecaterina Volcova

School: Lyceum “Petru Movila” in Chisinau, Moldova


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 47

2nd Prize:

My father made and sold wine. He made kosher wine. His

clients were Jews that bought wine for Sabbath. He had quite

a few clients that knew that he made good wine and came to

buy it from him.

In April 1944 all the Jews of Mukachevo were taken to the ghetto.

“Live to live”

Teacher: Lyudmila Olenenko (History) & Svetlana Alkhovik (Arts)

Student: Yevgeny Alkhovik

School: Gymnasium “Skifiya”, Kamianka-Dniprovska, Ukraine

and

“Чужого болю не буває…”

Teacher: Irina Mershynets

School: Shatura Educational Komplex, Shatura, Ukraine


48 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

3rd Prize:

“The story of Music Pinchenzon”

Teacher: Olesea Capcelea (History) & Irina Mutruc (English)

Student: Ian Serghienco

School: Liceul Teoretic “Ion Creangă”, Bălți, Moldova

and

“To be or not to be”

Teacher: Marina PysanetsStudent: Irene Zhuravskaya

School: ORT Educational Complex No.141, Kyiv, Ukraine

All winning projects can be seen here:

trans-history.org/competitions/

youth-competition-2017-18/


Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Lviv, April 3-5, 2018

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 49

Q2 If you are a teacher: What do you teach? If you are a multiplier,

please tell us in the "Other" field what you do! Якщо Ви

вчитель/викладач: Survey results Скажіть будь ласка, який предмет Ви викладаєте?

Якщо Ви викладаєте декілька дисциплін, будь ласка, зазначте у

After the seminar we asked participants to share their feedback in an online survey.

рядку "інше" Вашу сферу діяльності!

What do you teach?

Answered: 44 Skipped: 0

History Історія

Ukrainian

language and...

Social Studies

/ Civic...

English

Англійська мова

I work for an

NGO / church...

I work as a

journalist Я...

Other (please

specify)Інше...

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

History Історія

Ukrainian language and literature Українська мова та література

Social Studies / Civic Education Соціальні науки/Громадянська освіта

English Англійська мова

I work for an NGO / church Я працюю в громадській організації/церкві

I work as a journalist Я працюю журналістом

Other (please specify)Інше (вкажіть, будь ласка)

RESPONSES

54.55% 24

2.27% 1

36.36% 16

13.64% 6

18.18% 8

4.55% 2

36.36% 16

Total Respondents: 44

1 / 1


50 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Use of Centropa films

An integral part of the Trans.History education program are Centropa’s

short multimedia films based on interviews with Jewish Holocaust survivors

from Ukraine and Moldova.Before and during the seminar, we

acquainted you with three Centropa films telling 20th Century history

through Jewish family stories, which we hope you will share with your

colleagues and students. Please let us know: Which of these films will you

use (or have you already used)? 1) Ivan Barbul – A life reborn; 2) Haya Lea

Detinko – Surviving Stalin’s Gulag; 3) Return to Rivne

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Lviv, April 3-5, 2018

Ivan Barbul

Haya Lea

Detinko

Return to Rivne

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ANSWER CHOICES

Ivan Barbul

Haya Lea Detinko

Return to Rivne

RESPONSES

34.09% 15

59.09% 26

86.36% 38

Total Respondents: 44

“Centropa’s films on Jewish life stories are informative and pedagogically worthwhile.

For me, the most outstanding film is “Return to Rivne - A Holocaust Story”. Through

a personal and emotional story, this film conveys important milestones of the 20th

century history and the idea of avoiding the repetition of the horrors of totalitarian

regimes.”

– ANNA OLENENKO, ZAPORIZHIA

“I will definitely use all of the films that were shown during the Trans.History seminar

in Lviv in my work with students. I can perfectly use them in the context of educating

my students in responsibility and tolerance not only for their lives, but also for the

lives of other people. And with the story Haya-Lea Detinko, of course, it is possible

to show not only the problem of human existence in harsh times but also to show

the “value” of a person’s life in the conditions of totalitarianism.”

– VIKTOR MYSHKOV, RIVNE


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 51

“In my opinion, the stories of ordinary Ukrainians conveyed through the Centropa

films make students not only think about universal values but support their interest

in the history of their own family and home town. Furthermore, Centropa films are

extremely useful as they help students set moral points and teach them universal

values.”

– SERGIY KUTYNETS, ZALIZNYTSIA

“With my students, I developed a project about the fate of women during World War

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Lviv, April 3-5, 2018

II based on the Film about Haya-Lea Detinko which we are glad to share on the

Trans.History website.”

– HALYNA SOBKO, LVIV

Q6 We introduced our website (www.trans-history.org) to you, which

provides “Return education to Rivne tells materials a story common on Holocaust to the region where education, Rohatyn is today, Jewish so it history, and

can most easily engage students, teachers, and others in our working environment.

on promoting

It also includes

civil

some

society

interesting

- all

storytelling

of these

methods

materials

and tools which

are available

may inspire

in English,

Ukrainian, students Russian, in our area to Romanian, adapt local stories as in well similar as or their Polish. own ways.“ Is this website useful to

– JAY OSBORN, LVIV

you?Ми представили для вас наш сайт (www.trans-history.org), що

забезпечує навчальні матеріали щодо Голокосту, єврейської історії, а

Usefulness of Trans.History website

також щодо розвитку громадянського суспільства - і всі ці матеріали

доступні англійською, We introduced our українською, website (www.trans-history.org) польською to та you, німецькою which provides

education Чи materials є цей сайт on Holocaust корисним education, для Jewish вас? history,

мовами.

and

on promoting civil society - all of these materials are available in English,

Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Answered: as well 44 as Skipped: Polish. 0Is this website useful to

you?

Not at all

usefulЗовсім не

корисно Not at all

To some extent

usefulЗовсім не

usefulУ деякій мірі

корисно

To корисним

some extent

usefulУ деякій мірі

корисним

Very usefulДуже

корисний

Very usefulДуже

корисний

Extremely

usefulНадзвичайно

корисний

Extremely

usefulНадзвичайно

корисний

ANSWER CHOICES

Extremely usefulНадзвичайно корисний

Very usefulДуже корисний

To some extent usefulУ деякій мірі корисним

Slightly usefulТрохи корисний

Not at all usefulЗовсім не корисно

RESPONSES

52.27% 23

43.18% 19

2.27% 1

0.00% 0

2.27% 1

TOTAL 44


52 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

“The website is very useful because in addition to biographies and films it contains

lesson plans and other materials from educators for educators. In sharing their best

practices, I greatly benefit from the pedagogical experience of colleagues from

Ukraine and other countries, thus broadening my horizon and my own skills.”

– HANNA PASICHNYK, MELNYKOVE

“Trans-history.org is a great website to find materials that help foster democracy

based on preserving the past using a trans-national approach. The website provides

an excellent opportunity to becoming aware of local, regional and national history

Centropa / Trans.History seminar, Lviv, April 3-5, 2018

through personal stories. I find the resources section with lectures, presentations

and lessons especially useful.

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TERNOPIL

Q10 On Tuesday evening, Oksana Sakhno, a history teacher from

Lyceum “The "Oriyana" Trans.History in website Lviv introduced is an example of Centropa's a variety of approaches English-Ukrainian

to study such a

complex and multi-layered issue as the Holocaust and the Second World War. There

Trans.History

are many

exhibition

materials on

"The

the site

Ukrainian

that can be used

Jewish

in non-formal

Family

education

Album",

for different

later on

five of her age students groups. I think guided that for today`s participants youth we should through look for the alternative exhibition. approaches Please to

talk about such traumatic topics as Jewish history of 20th century. And Trans.History

share with us what you thought of this activity.У вівторок увечері Оксана

makes a huge step towards explaining and showing this history to young people.”

Сахно, вчителька – OLEKSIY історії DOTSENKO, з KYIV ліцею "Оріяна" у Львові представила

виставку "Український єврейський сімейний альбом", присвячену

єврейсько-українській “The Ukrainian Jewish історії, Family а пізніше Album” п'ятеро її учнів провели

екскурсію виставкою. Поділіться з нами, що ви думаєте про цю

On April 3, 2018 Oksana Sakhno, ahistory teacher from Lyceum “Oriyana”

діяльність.

in Lviv, introduced Centropa’s exhibition “The Ukrainian Jewish Family

Album”. Five of her students guided participants through the exhibition.

Answered: 44 Skipped: 0

Please share with us what you thought of this activity.

I found this not

at all usefulце

I було found зовсім this not

не

at корисно

all usefulце

I found this to

було зовсім не

some extent

корисно

usefulце I found this було

to

частково some extent

корисно

usefulце було

частково корисно

I found this

extremely usefulце

I було found надзвичайно

this

корисно

extremely usefulце

було надзвичайно

корисно

I found this very

usefulце було дуже

I корисно

found this very

usefulце було дуже

корисно

ANSWER CHOICES

I found this extremely usefulце було надзвичайно корисно

I found this very usefulце було дуже корисно

I found this to some extent usefulце було частково корисно

I found this slightly usefulце було не дуже корисно

I found this not at all usefulце було зовсім не корисно

RESPONSES

38.64% 17

43.18% 19

15.91% 7

0.00% 0

2.27% 1

TOTAL 44


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 53

“I really liked the student guides, because they did not simply duplicate the text on

the panels, but supplemented it. They emotionally conveyed information, were not

indifferent, so there is a hope that in this way we form a conscious, tolerant civil

society. It was a good example of involving students in a public event.”

— TETYANA CHERNENKO, NIZHYN

“The students guides were very skilled. Although their task was highly challenging

the result, their presentation was absolutely fabulous. I hope to start something similar

with my students. It was a real inspiration both for seminar`participants and for

other students.

— OKSANA HALANYK, LVIV

Icebreaking activity

“The moment of acquaintance, of getting

to know each other is crucial, since it

creates an atmosphere of sympathy,

openness, and encourages cooperation.

I thought it was both, an important and

cool activity!”

— KATERYNA DANYLOVA, Centropa MYKOLAIV / Trans.History seminar, Lviv, April 3-5, 2018

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Lectures, Workshops and Best-Practice presentations

During our Marketplace of Ideas, several veteran educators shared how

Extremely usefulНадзвичайно корисний Very usefulДуже корисний

they promote civil society and/ or teach Jewish history in their countries

To some extent usefulУ деякій мірі корисним Slightly usefulТрохи корисний

using Centropa materials. Please rate each of these presentations.

Not at all usefulЗовсім не корисно

I did not attendя не був(ла) присутнім

EXTREMELY

USEFULНАДЗВИЧАЙНО

КОРИСНИЙ

VERY

USEFULДУЖЕ

КОРИСНИЙ

TO SOME

EXTENT

USEFULУ

ДЕЯКІЙ

МІРІ

КОРИСНИМ

SLIGHTLY

USEFULТРОХИ

КОРИСНИЙ

NOT AT ALL

USEFULЗОВСІМ

НЕ КОРИСНО

I DID NOT

ATTENDЯ

НЕ БУВ(ЛА)

ПРИСУТНІМ

TOTAL

RESPONDENTS

Dubok

20.45%

9

40.91%

18

9.09%

4

2.27%

1

2.27%

1

25.00%

11

Majuk

36.36%

16

31.82%

14

2.27%

1

4.55%

2

2.27%

1

22.73%

10

Tsybulska /

Porokhnyak

27.27%

12

43.18%

19

13.64%

6

0.00%

0

2.27%

1

18.18%

8

Vitrynska

20.45%

9

36.36%

16

15.91%

7

0.00%

0

2.27%

1

25.00%

11

Lakeberg

25.00%

11

31.82%

14

9.09%

4

0.00%

0

2.27%

1

31.82%

14


54 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

“I was impressed with the amount of work done on these projects, and also I was glad

to communicate with local Ukrainian activists involved in the process of recovering

Jewish heritage. All these presentations impressed and inspired me. I took a lot of

ideas and hope that I can adapt some of the best practice examples in my work with

students.”

— SVITLANA OSIPCHUK, KYIV

“Make the world a better place” by Natalya Porokhnyak and Kateryna Tsybulska gave

me useful insights on how to implement a school project which I am currently developing

that will connect my students with their own family history.”

— TETYANA MOSKALENKO, ZOLOTONOSHA

“I particularly liked the presentation of Kirstin Lakeberg, since this project can be used

to teach young Centropa people / Trans.History and adults to seminar, see heroes Lviv, in everyday April 3-5, life, 2018 and to measure their

actions with what I would do in a similar situation. If there is a threat to the personal

life or the lives of loved ones, many will protect it, and if the situation is more ordinary,

will many be ready to overcome fear, or laziness, or indifference, or shyness, and

try to change the situation? “Courageous people” really is a very inspiring project.”

— MARYNA KONSTANTYNOVA, ODESSA

Q9 Professor Anatoly Podolsky from the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust

Studies gave an introductory lecture on Jewish Ukrainian history in the

20th century . Please rate this lecture, and tell us the most important

thing you “I learned.Професор liked the presentation of Tetyana Анатолій Dubok telling Подольський stories in the form з of Українського

a family album.

This was a useful input since it is an easy to implement project in curricular

центру and вивчення extra-curricular історії educational Голокосту contexts.” прочитав вступну лекцію з

єврейської — історії TETYANA України CHERNENKO, NIZHYN у ХХ столітті. Оцініть цю лекцію та

розкажіть, про що ви дізналися.

Professor Anatoly Podolsky from the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust

Studies gave an introductory

Answered: 44

lecture

Skipped:

on

0Jewish Ukrainian history in the

20th century. Please rate this lecture.

Not at all

usefulЗовсім не

Not корисно

at all

Slightly

usefulЗовсім не

usefulТрохи

корисно

Slightly

корисний

To some extent

usefulТрохи

usefulУ деякій корисний

мірі

To корисним

some extent

usefulУ деякій мірі

корисним

Extremely

usefulНадзвичайно

Extremely

корисний

usefulНадзвичайно

корисний

Very usefulДуже

корисний

Very usefulДуже

корисний

ANSWER CHOICES

Extremely usefulНадзвичайно корисний

Very usefulДуже корисний

To some extent usefulУ деякій мірі корисним

Slightly usefulТрохи корисний

Not at all usefulЗовсім не корисно

RESPONSES

45.45% 20

29.55% 13

11.36% 5

9.09% 4

4.55% 2

TOTAL 44


tools- Viktor Petrov & Taras Repytskyi - Using social media to promote

civil society- Christian Herrmann - Photographing Jewish sites for

education projectsPlease rate your workshop:В останній день нашого

семінару ви могли вибрати один з наступних воркшопів:- Саша Назар

- Відновлення єврейських місць- Наталія Івчик та Максим Гон -

Методи комеморації єврейського життя та Голокосту- Даніель

Бернсен - Знайти втрачену історію: навчання з цифровими

Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 55

тенологіями- Віктор Петров та Тарас Репицький - Використання

соціальних мереж у просуванні громадянського суспільства- Крістіан

Герман - Фотографування єврейських місць для освітніх

проектівОцініть воркшоп:

“The excellent lecture by Anatoly Podolski,

one of the most prominent Ukrainian

scholars in the field of Jewish history

and the Holocaust, made it possible

to deeply immerse in the subject and

prompted new ideas on Holocaust Education.”

— IHOR DEREVYANYY, LVIV

Ivchyk / Gon

Answered: 44 Skipped: 0

Nazar

Bernsen

Petrov /

Repytskyi

On the final day of our seminar we organized five parallel workshops on

Herrmann

various topics. Please rate your workshop. What was the most important

thing you learned?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

EXTREMELY USEFULНАДЗВИЧАЙНО

КОРИСНИЙ

VERY USEFULДУЖЕ

КОРИСНИЙ

TO SOME

EXTENT USEFULУ

ДЕЯКІЙ МІРІ

КОРИСНИМ

SLIGHTLY

USEFULТРОХИ

КОРИСНИЙ

NOT AT ALL

USEFULЗОВСІМ

НЕ КОРИСНО

TOTAL

Ivchyk /

Gon

46.15%

6

38.46%

5

0.00%

0

0.00%

0

15.38%

2 13

Nazar

25.00%

3

41.67%

5

16.67%

2

0.00%

0

16.67%

2 12

Bernsen

62.50%

10

12.50%

2

12.50%

2

0.00%

0

12.50%

2 16

Petrov /

Repytskyi

12.50%

2

43.75%

7

12.50%

2

18.75%

3

12.50%

2 16

Herrmann

55.56%

10

22.22%

4

11.11%

2

0.00%

0

11.11%

2 18

“I attended the workshop of Natalya Ivchyk and Maksym Gon. I liked the practical

group work developing lesson plans using visual sources. We also discussed best

practices on how to shape memory culture and influence memory policy, i.e. through

stumbling stones. Besides, I gained a lot of useful information about the work of an

NGO in the field of commemorative culture”. 1 / 1

— KATERYNA DANYLOVA, MYKOLAIV

“In his workshop about the Restoration of Jewish places, Sasha Nazar gave meaningful

insights about the need and efforts of the Jewish community to restore the

synagogue in Lviv and how important civic engagement really is in this matter local

authorities and the community of the city act rather indifferent in this matter. It was

a very helpful insight into the work of an local NGO working in the field of Jewish

history and memory culture.”

— IHOR DEREVYANYY, LVIV


56 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

“Sasha Nazar’s workshop made clear that it often takes only a single passionate individual

to launch a project, but it takes partners to sustain it. Trans.History helps

building this network of like-minded professionals.”

— MARLA RAUCHER OSBORN, LVIV

“My workshop was with Daniel Bernsen: Finding the lost history. I had not heard

much about geocaching before and was overwhelmed how interesting, relevant

and easy-to-use this tool is. It’s definitely something I want to implement into my

work with students.”

— TETYANA DUBOK, ZNAMYANKA

“Daniel Bernsen’s workshop on using digital tools in the classroom was extremely

interesting, useful and fruitful. During a rather short amount of time he managed

to present the general idea of geocaching and make the participants create and play

their own educational geocaching game.”

— NATALYA POROKHNYAK, TERNOPIL

“I attended the workshop “Using Social

Media to Promote Civil Society” by Viktor

Petrov and Taras Repytskiy. They

showed us useful methods of popularizing

storytelling in social media. Most

of all, I liked the task of chatting with

Lviv inhabitans about their attitude to

the civil society in the practical part of

the workshop. I have learned that people

on the streets have clear opinions and

ideas on civil society and that it’s a issue

that matters.”

— BORYS BERTASH, RIVNE

“The workshop of Viktor Petrov and

Taras Repytskiy “Using Social Media to

Promote Civil Society” introduced me

to elements of story- and phototelling

and to methods of interaction in social

networks. I especially enjoyed the practical

task of writing an interesting post

on Facebook and conducting a poll in

the street on the subject of civil society.”

— OKSANA HALANYK, LVIV


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 57

“I attended the workshop “Using Social Media to Promote Civil Society” by Viktor

Petrov and Taras Repytskiy. They showed us useful methods of popularizing storytelling

in social media. Most of all, I liked the task of chatting with Lviv inhabitans

about their attitude to the civil society in the practical part of the workshop. I have

learned that people on the streets have clear opinions and ideas on civil society and

that it’s a issue that matters.”

— BORYS BERTASH, RIVNE

“The workshop of Viktor Petrov and Taras Repytskiy “Using Social Media to Promote

Civil Society” introduced me to elements of story- and phototelling and to methods

of interaction in social networks. I especially enjoyed the practical task of writing

an interesting post on Facebook and conducting a poll in the street on the subject

of civil society.”

— OKSANA HALANYK, LVIV

“The theoretical introduction to the possibilities of photography, Christian Herrmann

gave in his workshop on “Photographing Jewish Sites”, and the concrete examples

gave interesting impulses for similar projects.”

— GOTTFRIED BECKER, MANNHEIM

“In his workshop on “Photographing Jewish Sites”, Christian Herrmann gave a very

clear and practical 10-step guidelines on how to use photography in educational

contexts. A very original approach.”

— PETRO MYRONCHUK, RIVNE


acquaint yourself with the Jewish history of Galicia: 1) A tour to Brody

with Alex Denysenko or 2) A tour to Rohatyn with Marla and Jay

OsbornPlease let us know what you thought about this activity.На 2-й

день ви змогли вибрати одну з двох екскурсій, щоб ознайомитись з

єврейською Exploring історією the Jewish Галичини:1) sites of Galicia Тур у Броди з Олексієм

Денисенкомабо2) Тур до Рогатина з Марлою та Джеєм

ОзборнамиБудь On Day 2, ласка, you were повідомте able to choose нам, one of що two ви excursions думаєте in order про to цю

acquaint yourself with the Jewish history of Galicia: 1) A tour to Brody

діяльність.

58 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

with Alex Denysenko or 2) A tour to Rohatyn with Marla and Jay Osborn.

Please let us know what you thought about this activity.

Answered: 44 Skipped: 0

I did not attend

the event.Я не був

присутній I did not attend

на

the заході.

event.Я не був

I found this very

присутній на

interesting.Це було

заході.

I дуже found цікаво.

this very

interesting.Це було

дуже цікаво.

I found this very

powerful, and will

I share found it this with very

my

students powerful, and...

will

ANSWER CHOICES

share it with my

“I enjoyed the tour by Alex Denisenko to Brody students

and Busk, and...

RESPONSES

as he was a vibrant narrator

I found this very powerful, and gave will share a lot it with of important my students information and colleagues. which Ці події I були will дуже share цікавими, with my і я colleagues.”

ділитимуся

враженнями зі своїми учнями/студентами — ROMAN та ODESSCHII, колегами. CHISINAU

84.09% 37

I found this very interesting.Це було дуже цікаво.

13.64% 6

’The excursion to Brody was powerful in many ways. The fantastic tour guide, Alex

I found this to some extent Denysenko, interesting.Це locations було частково like цікаво.

0.00%

the Joseph Roth school, the Jewish cemetery of Brody,

the synagogue and the very moving stop at the Jewish cemetery in Busk. I already

I found this slightly interesting.Це було не дуже цікаво.

0.00%

shared my impressions with my fellow teachers and students.”

0

0

I wish we had used this time differently, — MICHAEL i.e.Я хотів HEITZ, би використати EPPINGEN цей час по-іншому.

0.00% 0

I did not attend the event.Я не був присутній на заході.

2.27% 1

“I’ve been on the excursion to Rohatyn. I was moved by the turbulent history of the

TOTAL town. Marla and Jay were fantastic guides providing lots of historical information

and insights about the work they are doing recovering the Jewish sites. I already

talked to some collegues and students about this experience. I am now in the process

of planning a project between the youth academy Mannheim and NGO Rohatyn

Jewish Heritage helping in restoring the old Jewish cemetery or for similar joint

student projects.”

— GOTTFRIED BECKER, MANNHEIM

44

“I had the opportunity to visit Rohatyn with Marla and Jay. It was interesting to visit

a place where so many Jews lived and 1 / 1built

such a thriving community. The visits

of the location of the mass shooting and the demolished cemeteries were moving.

The enthusiasm with which Marla and Jay pursue their project restoring the Jewish

sites of Rohatyn still amazes me.”

— MARINA KONSTANTYNOVA, ODESSA


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 59

Program

April 3, 2018

Introducing the Trans.History project and its educational resources

13:30–14:30 Registration and check-in at George Hotel

14:35 Welcome – introduction by Centropa and its Ukrainian partners: Society Initiatives

Institute (Lviv), Mnemonika (Rivne), the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (Kyiv)

14:50 Welcome remarks by Sebastian Gromig and Andrea Stohr, Heads of the Department

for Culture, Education and Minorities at the German Embassy in Kyiv

15:00 Icebreaking activity: participants from Ukraine and delegations from Moldova

and Germany split up in small groups to share expectations and experiences

15:45 The tools we offer: Presentation of Centropa’s Trans.History website and

its educational resources for Ukrainian, Moldovan and German teachers.

Screening of Centropa’s Ukrainian short film: “Return to Rivne”

16:15 Coffee break

16:45 Marketplace of ideas: Teachers from Ukraine will present how they

have used our films and other Centropa educational tools

18:00 Professor Anatoly Podolsky of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies

will introduce the exhibition “The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ with

a lecture on 20th Ukrainian-Jewish history and the Holocaust

18:30 Q & A

19:00 Participants visit Centropa’s exhibition in the “Big Hall” of the George Hotel. Students

from Lyceum “Oriyana” in Lviv who used the exhibition in class will be our tour guides

19:30 Flying buffet dinner at exhibition venue

April 4, 2018

Exploring the Jewish sites of Galicia

Note: Participants preselected or have been allocated to one of the following tours:

1. Recovering Jewish Memory in Rohatyn or 2. A Tour of Jewish Brody

08:30 Bus 1 leaves for Rohatyn, where our hosts Marla and Jay Osborn welcome us to present

Jewish cemetery projects.

Bus 2 leaves for Brody, where we will tour the cemetery, the ruined synagogue

and Joseph Roth-related sites. Our guide will be Alex Denisenko

12:30 Group 1 has lunch in Rohatyn, Group 2 has lunch in Brody.

13:30 Guided tours of Rohatyn / Brody continue.

15:30 Buses leave for Lviv

17:30 Arrival in Lviv

Note: Our tour guide, Alex Denisenko, will offer a 90 minute walking tour of

Jewish Lviv following our return from Rohatyn/ Brody to Lviv. This tour will be

limited to 30 people. Participants will be informed on time before the event.


60 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

April 5, 2018

Workshops: “Promoting civil society, preserving

and commemorating Jewish History”

Note: Participants will attend one workshop of their choice indicated in

the seminar registration. Since participation in each workshop is limited

you may have been allocated to your second or third choice.

08:15 Morning Workshops, Part I

Restoration of Jewish sites (Sasha Nazar, Lviv Volunteer Center)

Methods of commemorating Jewish life and the Holocaust (Natalia

Ivchik and Maksym Gon, NGO “Mnemonics”, Rivne, Ukraine)

Find the Lost History: Learning With Digital Tools (Daniel Bernsen,

Integrated Comprehensive School Pellenz, Germany)

Social Media Workshop (Viktor Petrov, Society Initiatives Institute, Lviv)

Photographing Jewish sites for education projects (Christian

Herrmann, IJAB – International Youth Service, Bonn, Germany)

10:15 Coffee break (fruits and water will be available, too)

10:45–12:15 Morning Workshops, Part II

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Gallery Walk: Each workshop will present their results

14:30 Presentation of winners of the Trans.History International Youth Competition.

We will invite a student from the winning school for the award ceremony.

16:00 End of seminar


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar 61

List of participants

Ukrainian participants

Surname Name City, region Institution Occupation Age group of students

Approximate

population

Kutynets Sergiy Lyubeshiv district

Zalianytska secondary school I-III. History High school 2 575

council of

the Volyn region

im.I, Pasevich

Shevchuk Mykhaylo

Rivne School № 27 History High school 250 000

Konstantynovect

Maryna Odessa All-Ukrainian Jewish Women’s Proj-

Trainings High schoo 1 000 000

“Kesher Project

Vitrynska Olena Poltava Poltava National Techniсal Yrii Kondratuk

History University level 330 000

University

Bertash Borys Rivne Rivne State Humanitarian University Social Studies / Civic University level 250 000

Education

work for an NGO /

church

Project “Shtetl routes”

Danylchuk Vitalina Rivne Rivne Oblast Institute of Postgraduate History Teachers 250 000

Pedagogical Education

Social Studies

Educational workers

Dubok Tetyana Znamyanka, Secondary school of І-ІІІ degrees № 1 History, High school 22 936

Kirovograd named after. T.G. Shevchenko

Ukrainian, Social Studies,

University level

region

Civic Education

Dotsenko Oleksiy Kyiv International Charitable Foundation Social Studies / Civic different age categories

2 900 000

“Step forward”

Education

work for an NGO /

church

Bernatska Ruslana Kyiv Educational Complex English High school 2 900 000

№141

Myronchuk Petro Rivne Rivne Educational Complex number History High school 300 000

2 “School-Lyceum’

Social Studies / Civic

Education

Kondratiuk Anna Lviv Lviv School of Physical Culture science of law High school 700 000

Liudmyla Yesypenko

Talalayivka, Talalayivska secondary school I-III History High schoo 1 900

Chernihiv re-

gion

grades

Sobko Halyna Lviv Secondary school №49 Social Studies Elementary school 750 000

Porokhnyak Natalya Ternopil Halytskyi college English High schoo 270 000

Kovalenko Dmytro Kyiv Assistant-Consultant of Deputy of History High school 2 900 000

Ukraine

University level

Tsybulska Kateryna Ternopil Ternopil secondary school № 30 History High school 250 000

Kushnyerov Vitaliy Kyiv Educational complex №141 ORT English High school 2 900 000

Danylova Kateryna Mykolayiv Mykolayiska secondary school of I-III History High school 500 000

degrees №53

Social Studies

Koshelnyk Andriy Kyiv International Children’s Center “Artek” History High schoo 2 900 000

Halanyk Oksana Lviv Lviv musical school named after History High school 900 000

S.Krushelnitskaya

Social Studies

5-11 grade

jurisprudence and

philosophy


62 Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Lviv Seminar

Surname Name City, region Institution Occupation Age group of students

Approximate

population

Chernenko Tetyana Nizhyn, Chernihiv

OKPNZ “Chernigov Small Academy of History High school 70 000

region Sciences of Student Youth”

Derevyanyy Ihor Lviv Memorial Museum “Territory of Director Assistant, All clienteles 750 000

Terror”

historian

Kryvoruchko Natalia Berdiansk, NGO Society Initiatives Institute Project manager different age categories

32 000

Zaporizhia

region

Myshkov Viktor Rivne Rivne State Humanitarian University History High school 250 000

(main place of work) Sukhivets Secondary

Social Studies / Civic University level

School No.1 (I work part-time) Education

Pasichnyk Hanna Melnykove, Melnykivska Secondary School I-III Geography High school 600

Kharkiv region degrees

Sakhno Oksana Lviv Educational complex “school-lyceum” History High school 720 000

Oriana“

Social Studies

Olenenko Anna Zaporizhia Khortytska National Academy History High school 50 000

Social Studies

University level

Rutar

Khrystyna

Lviv Ukrainian Catholic University Courses University level 750 000

“Modern Literature”;

“Critical and Creative

Thinking”

Moskalenko Tetiana Bohuslavtsi, Bohuslavetsky Educational Complex History High school 700

Cherkasy region named after M. Maksimovich

Social Studies

work for an NGO

Osipchuk Svitlana Kyiv Kyiv Polytechnic University History University level 2 900 000

work for an NGO

work as a journalist

Rudenko Yuliya Kyiv Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business

and Law

History University level 2 900 000

International participants

Surname Name City Country

Odesschii Roman Chisinau Moldova

Shikhova Irina Chisinau Moldova

Raucher Osborn Marla Lviv Ukraine/ USA

Osborn Jay Lviv Ukraine/USA

Anghel Marina Valea Mare village Moldova

Bernsen Daniel Plaidt Germany

Heitz Michael Baden-Württemberg Germany

Herrmann Christian Bonn Germany

Lakeberg Kirstin Bonn Germany

Vaniutkin Svitlana Keperash Moldova

Majuk Emil Lublin Poland

Becker Gottfried Mannheim Germany

Podlesnova Liudmyla Chisinau Moldova


Trans.History — Project Report 20172018 — Imprint 63

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Editors

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Design

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Photo credits

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Additional support and special thanks

Mannheim seminar

We would like to cordially thank the City of Mannheim, the Bureau for European and International Affairs

of the City of Mannheim, the Jewish Community Mannheim, the TSG Hoffenheim 1899 Youth Academy,

Anpfiff ins Leben e. V., and ABB STOTZ-KONTAKT GmbH for their additional support.

Special thanks to Mayor Dr. Peter Kurz, Majid Khoshlessan, Prof. Peter Vorderer, Albrecht Lohrbächer,

Katharina Kurzenberger, Marcel Metz, Jule Schneider and Martin Schenk for contributing and supporting

this program.

Chisinau seminar

Special thanks to: Diana Dumitru, whose historical advice for our Moldovan exhibition was invaluable.

Dr. Dorin Lozovanu and Elena Cojocari of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in

Chisinau for hosting our Moldovan exhibition. Florian Seitz of the German Embassy in Chisinau for hosting

the reception after the exhibition opening. Michael Heitz, Holger Köhn, Christian Hahn and Maksym

Gon for their seminar presentations.

We would also like to express our gratitude to our long-time employee Esther

Cotoarba, who helped develop the Trans.History project – this was Esther’s last

Centropa seminar, and we wish her all the best for the future academic career!

Lviv seminar

Special thanks to the whole staff at the George Hotel in Lviv for hosting our seminar and our Ukrainian

exhibition, and to the German Embassy in Kyiv, in particular Andrea Stohr and Sebastian Gromig, for

supporting this program.

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