Life stories of perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust
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Perpetrators and victims of the Second World War continue to move us. How was and is it possible that ordinary citizens turned into Nazis in a short period of time? How do we pass these memories on to the next generation?
The stories of innocents arrested in Flanders can still inspire us today. Their painful suffering in a hopeless situation takes on a contemporary significance if we as a society learn lessons from this past. Young teachers researched perpetrators and victims and testified about their lives at places of memory during gripping empathy journeys.
It is a book full of inspiration, with illuminating life stories and reflections of young teachers. It is a plea for tolerance and for a more conscious approach to diversity in our society and in our institutions.
"Through the didactics of empathizing and reflecting, you can work with your class, school, organization with remembrance education. Critically examining the past forces us to think and colors our collective consciousness."
Compiler Rudi Boelen is a teacher of Remembrance Education and a librarian in the teacher training program of the UCLL and coordinated this project.