LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST:
The projects Neighbours Who Disappeared and Tribute to Child Victims of the Holocaust
The project Neighbours Who Disappeared asks young people to search for neighbours who disappeared from their local neighbourhood mostly during World War II.
In 2004 a consecutive project Tribute to Child Victims of the Holocaust was launched. It mostly deals with pre-war Jewish pupils and students of the school that the pupils and students attend today. A common exhibition is being established with the goal of presenting local, national and international student work, presented by the students themselves and by an original memorial tablet placed in the school.
www.zmizeli-sousede.cz and www.jewishmuseum.cz
Marta Vančurová – civic society The Forgotten Ones, tel.: +420 603 147 074, email@example.com
(The chairman of the civic society The Forgotten Ones: Zdeněk Zbořil, Institute of International Relations Prague)
– Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
tel.: +420 224 814 926, +420 222 322 935
The Foundation for Holocaust Victims
The Foundation for Holocaust Victims is a non-profit organization established by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic in 2000. It is a member of the Association of Endowment Funds by the Forum of Donators and it is bound by the Principles of Ethic Behaviour of Endowment Funds.
They have supported 120 projects within the framework of being a dignified reminder of the Holocaust victims and educational activities so far.
Nadační fond obětem holocasutu, Legerova 22/ 1854, Prague 2
Tel.: +420 224 261 615, fax: +420 224 262 563,
Terezín Initiative Institute - website www.holocaust.cz
The aim of the website (www.holocaust.cz) is to provide information, documents and further materials on the genocide of the Jews and Roma during World War II and on the history of racism and anti-Semitism. The website holocaust.cz should contribute to the education against racism, whose manifestations are unfortunately still present in our society. The sites are run by the Terezín Initiative Institute.
Terezín Initiative Institute
Jáchymova 3, 110 00 Prague 1, tel: +420 222 31 70 13
The Museum of Romani Culture, Brno
The Museum of Romani Culture belongs among those museums that ceased to concentrate only on collection activities and thanks to its educational programmes, opened up to the general public. One of the main topics of the Museum of Romani Culture is the history of Roma people, whose indivisible part is the Holocaust. The Museum therefore offers educational programmes on this topic to schools and other organized groups.
The Museum of Romani Culture
Bratislavská 67, 602 00 Brno
tel./fax. +420 545 571 798
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
In 1994 Steven Spielberg founded a non-profit organization called Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to film testimonies of people who survived the Holocaust and of other eyewitnesses as well.
The Shoah Foundation focuses now on using the educational potential of its rich and comprehensive archive. The goal of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation is to overcome prejudices, intolerance and religious fundamentalism – and the suffering caused by these as well – with the help of educational pictorial testimonies from its archive.
Martin Šmok, the regional advisor to the Shoah Foundation
telefon: +420 775 966 653, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Face to Face with History
A new programme, which is the Czech analogy of the international course Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO), offers an original view of history and of the fields of education which history can be linked with. It is intended (not only) for the teachers of history, literature and social sciences. The civic society AISIS was charged with running the programme in the Czech Republic.
Currently the programme is made up of weekend workshops and five-day seminars (both activities are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as programmes of further education of pedagogical workers).
www.aisis.cz, www.mujnet.cz (In section Our projects you can find updated information on the course)
AISIS o.s., Gorkého 499, Kladno 272 01
The Education Department of the Terezín Memorial
The main goal of the Education Department of the Terezín Memorial is to organize one- and several-day seminars for pupils, students and teachers focusing on the Holocaust history, the problems of anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance in the society – in the past and present.
www.pamatnik-terezin.cz (Section “Education”)
Terezín Memorial (Educational department)
Principova alej 304
411 55 Terezín
tel: +420 416 782 576, +420 416 782 949, fax: +420 416 782 993
The purpose of the organization is to represent the common interests of all the children in Europe who survived the Holocaust, when dealing with other organizations and institutions; to provide information about the children who survived and to present it to the public and to remove misunderstanding, ignorance and the remains of anti-Semitism in member states.
110 01 Prague 1
tel: +420 224 819 584
Nicolas Winton – Strength of Humanity: the educational programme Lottery of Life
A special interactive educational programme, whose part is screening the film with a following talk to “Winton’s children” who live in the Czech Republic,. The project is to involve students in a detective investigation for more than 400 “Winton’s children” who have not been found yet.
120 00 Prague 2
tel: +420 224 911 072
email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Memorial Černovice
The memorial to the Holocaust victims is in a small village near Pelhřimov and offers programmes for schools and teachers. The special feature of this project is that seminar participants can get acquainted with the local and regional history and learn about the fates of particular families. Worksheets are available. The project was created in collaboration with the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno. The Jewish Memorial Černovice was unveiled on 10th November 2002 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the deportation of local Jewish inhabitants to the Nazi concentration camps.
Michael Deiml: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Skácelová: Masaryk University Brno, Department of civics, Pedagogical faculty, email@example.com
The Centre of Ecumenical Meeting and Dialogue in Olomouc
Apart from other things, the Centre of Ecumenical Meeting and Dialogue deals with the dialogue of the Jews and Christians and also with the history of Jewish-Christian relations in the past and present. Attention is also paid to the relations between the Jews and Muslims.
Drs. Hildegonda Rijksenová
U místní dráhy 3
779 00 Olomouc 9
tel.: +420 585 417 677
The Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
The Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague offers programmes for schools and also seminars for teachers within the framework of further education of pedagogical workers who deal with the history of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.
Maiselova 15, 110 00 Prague 1
tel. +420 222 325 172, fax +420 222 318 856