Education: online platform, trainings, materials
The web app "Learning with Interviews" and many other educational materials and events support and encourage the remembrance of Nazi forced labor in the classroom and in museums, in political education and at universities.
The web app "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" combines the clarity of video testimonies with the interactivity of digital media. The learning platform supports and encourages historical and medial competences and an active remembrance of the Nazi forced labor and its victims.
- for different types of school in all federal states (from 8th grade onwards)
- for regular classes, projects, research papers, exam presentations
- competence-based, interdisciplinary: history, German, art ...
- for bilingual classes and multilingual learning groups
- seven 25-minute video interviews
- background films on forced labor during World War II and oral history
- tasks with editing window and materials
- saving, printing and presenting the results
- photos, documents, maps, timeline, lexicon
During the trainings in different federal states of Germany the web-based learning platform "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" will be presented and tested together with the participants.
- Dates, information, registration (in German)
Further educational programmes
Since 2011 the offline educational material "Video Testimonies for School Education: Video-DVD - Learning Software - Teachers' Book" are avaiable. The double DVD and the teachers' manual can be purchased via Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).
The "Online Access Flossenbürg" helps to prepare for visiting the memorial, the "Online Access Ruhrgebiet" to prepare a project school day on forced labor in North Rhine-Westphalia. Parts of interviews, pictures and working proposals can be used online in the classroom.
The Czech online learning platform "Nucená práce 1939-1945" was prepared in cooperation with our partners from Živá paměť Prague. A learning platform in Russian will go online in 2017.
Selected interviews are being shown in various exhibitions, e.g. in the permanent exhibitions at the German Historical Museum and the Memorial Hall Oberhausen or in the international travelling exhibition "Forced Labor". Other museums, research and education projects also use materials from the archive.
On project school days at Topography of Terror, sources about the prepetrators are shown in contrast with survivor memories.
At Freie Universität Berlin, seminars and workshops integrate the interview archive into research and university teaching.
More than 80 further, frequently regional educational materials on forced labor are listed in a register.