In June of 2014, a story broke on most providers which could only be described as troubling. Three Israeli teens were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank. Innocents tend to fan flames quite quickly. A detachment of soldiers is shot at, with a few casualties? Not as big of a story; they are soldiers, that is the life they have been fated. But kids... They tend to pull at heartstrings and push people towards rash decisions. One of the articles I read referenced the teens as a 'Franz Ferdinand Moment'. Bring on Centropa CSA 2014.
Using Edward Serotta's photographs from the synagogue in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, students will study several pictures carefully, answer questions and use what they learn in a creative writing assignment.
In these two back-to-back lessons, students will watch Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - a story about a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children who worked with their Muslim and Christian neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - to explore civic values.
Using Centropa's film, Survival in Sarajevo: Friendship in a Time of War - the story of a small group of Holocaust survivors and their children working with their Christian and Muslim neighbors to save each other and their city during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - students will explore Jewish values, their own Jewish identities and a key question for our times: how do I balance my particular identity of being Jewish with being a citizen of the world?.
This lesson aims to enlighten students about Sephardic history in the Balkans, and was originally taught in the context of a Jewish day school in the United States. The Jews expelled from Spain who settled in the Balkans were welcomed, and Jews were generally accepted as part of society, as they were in all parts of the Ottoman Empire.
Our brand-new German-English language traveling exhibition "Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims and Christians Working Together During the Bosnian War, 1992-1995" is already on its second stop. On June 4 at Neue Mittelschule Lassnitzhöhe near Graz, Centropa's EU Education Director Fabian Rühle and Ulrike Lackner, teacher of History and Arts, and participant of the Summer Academy 2011 in Sarajevo, gave keynote addresses to 30 visitors from all over Styria. The exhibition is on display till June 14.
Using "Survival in Sarajevo" to discuss cross-cultural tolerance. Developed and tested in a school in Nahariya, Israel.
Survival in Sarajevo: Cooperation and Conflict: The History of Southeast Europe, Yugoslavia and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.