Applications for the International Winter School for Educators “Nazi Forced Labour – History and Aftermath” organized by the International Tracing Service (ITS) and the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre Berlin-Schöneweide should be received by 20th September 2018. The English-language seminar will be held in Berlin between 10th and 17th February 2019.

The winter school will provide a forum for 15 junior educators from Europe and Israel who want to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices regarding the topic of Nazi forced labour and its memory in post-war Europe from a transnational perspective. The focus of the winter school will be on civilian and Jewish forced labourers in Nazi Germany. The winter school will also discuss how educators can work with documents from the ITS Digital Archive, which include multi-million page records on forced labour, post-war DPs and resettlement.

The main goals of this winter school are:

  • to discuss contemporary challenges for history educators in Europe and Israel, with a particular emphasis on teaching the history and memory of forced labour during the Second World War, including repatriation and emigration of former forced labourers;
  • to explore the documentation of the International Tracing Service (ITS) and to identify material that offers particular potential for new educational projects;
  • to encourage the exchange of ideas for joint projects between the winter school participants;
  • to exchange methods of teaching the history of the Second World War and forced labour.

Here you will find information about application procedures, the program and the organization of the Winter School.If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at education[at]

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