We are in the town of Oświęcim to remind about Auschwitz. To convince, that we must learn from the past. We show that Oświęcim can be a place of meetings, reconciliation, and understanding. We are in the town of Oświęcim so that Auschwitz will not be repeated.

Entangled history

Between 6-14 April 2022, the Entangled History seminar took place with the participation of young people from Greece, Poland, and Germany. The seminar began in Krzyżowa and continued at the IYMC in Oświęcim, with the next part planned for Greece in October.

During the meeting, the group worked with methods of Holocaust education, which are based on the concept of “entangled history”. The subject of the Holocaust was examined from various perspectives, in connection with the phenomenon of current forms of discrimination in our societies. The project objectives were related to the promotion of tolerance, encouraging participants to think critically, as well as increasing their awareness about diversity and discrimination.

During the workshops, we learned about important dates concerning the Second World War and the Holocaust in Poland, Germany, and Greece, as well as the stories of children and young people during the Holocaust. In Oświęcim the young people learned about the history of Auschwitz through a visit to the memorial site and a meeting with a witness to history.  All the participants emphasized the great emotions that accompanied them during the meeting with former prisoner Zdzisława Włodarczyk and during the visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

An important aspect of the meeting was the workshop “Exclusion and Discrimination Today. Digital courage and hate speech in social media”, as participants learned about strategies for fighting discrimination.

The seminar was held with the financial support of Erasmus+.


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