Monday 26 January

Arrival of participants
14.00Visit to the Schindler Factory Museum (optional)

Interested participants meet in the hotel lobby at 13.45
Visit arranged by the host organisations

19.00Dinner (Galaxy Hotel)

Tuesday 27 January: Holocaust Commemoration in Auschwitz-Birkenau

08.30 Departure for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
All participants meet in the hotel lobby at 8.15 as the coaches will leave sharp at 8.30

10.00-13.00 Visit of the main exhibition in the Auschwitz Museum

13.15-15.00 Lunch in Oświęcim (Auschwitz)

15.30-16.30 70th anniversary of liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

Honourable patronage of the event: Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland

Main commemoration in front of the 'Gate of Death' in Birkenau

17.00-18.00 Tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at the Birkenau Memorial

19.30 Arrival at the Galaxy Hotel, Krakow

20.00 Dinner (Galaxy Hotel)

Welcome, Susan Hopgood, EI President

Wednesday 28 January: Conference on Holocaust Remembrance

08.30-9.00 Registration of participants

09.00-9.30 Conference Opening

Welcome, Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary
Opening speech, Ms. Ewa Dudek, Undersecretary of State of Poland

09.30-9.50 Introduction – Our memories, our reflections

Presentation of a joint project, by representatives of GEW, GÖD, ITU, NSZZ-Solidarność, VBE, ZNP

The letter, by Zipi Dvir, Israel Teachers Union (ITU)

09.50-10.45 Keynote speech, “Auschwitz in Our Future” by Timothy Snyder, Yale University, USA


10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.30 Panel discussion: Teaching about the Holocaust after 70 years – Experiences from classrooms and good practices

Moderated by Marzanna Pogorzelska, Teacher awarded the Irena Sendler Prize
Panellists: Kerstin Ruthenschröer, Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), Germany
Maria Rönn, Lärarförbunde, Sweden
Katharina Kaminski, Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW), Germany
Adam Musiał, Społeczne Gimnazjum Nr 7 Kraków, Poland

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Panel discussion: Learning from the experience of the Holocaust after 70 years: Different roles, different perspectives and different consequences?

Moderated by Roland Feicht, Head of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), Poland office

Panellists: Dietmar Nietan, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD), Chairman of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim/Auschwitz
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Andrzej Kacorzyk, Director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust
Avraham Rocheli, Israel Teachers Union (ITU)

16.00-16.30 Closing Remarks

by Sławomir Broniarz, EI Executive Board Member, President of ZNP, Poland

16.30 Conference Adjourns

Thursday 29 January – Optional visits

Morning Guided visit of Jewish Krakow
Participants can take part in this visit at their own cost

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