Is that a human? - Exclusions in the modern world ”. International Educational Conference. Recruitment for open sessions.
Exclusions in the modern world will be the topic of the International Educational Conference organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Museum. It will take place on July 7-8, 2021, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will only be in a remote form.
- The experience of Auschwitz and the Shoah influenced very strongly the people who survived. Many of them, at the end of the war, appealed for their experiences to be a warning to future generations. The Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi entitled one of his books on the Holocaust, Is this a Man? His words are extremely up-to-date in the modern world and that is why they were included in the conference title - said Andrzej Kacorzyk, director of the ICEAH.
The words of another Auschwitz survivor, Marian Turski, in turn, became the motto of the planned conference. On January 27, 2020, during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, he appealed to the audience: “Be faithful to the commandment. 11th commandment: do not be indifferent. Because if not, you will not even look at you, your descendants, some Auschwitz will suddenly fall from heaven. "
- Millions of people around the world are persecuted because of their religion, skin colour, gender or sexual orientation. The history of mankind shows that we still haven't learned the lessons of the past. The scandal is that today, almost 80 years after the Shoah, anti-Semitic public appearances, gestures or offensive attacks very often go unpunished. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to become aware of our responsibility for the world we live in and the impact of our attitude on the process that could lead to a catastrophe, emphasized Dr. Piotr MA Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Museum.
The conference program includes three open recruitment sessions, to which we want to invite people actively working to combat various types of inclusions and implementing specific projects in this area. We want to show good practices at the micro-school, town or community level to emphasize the importance of bottom-up initiatives.
Each speech should be based on a multimedia presentation and should last no longer than 20 minutes. We are waiting for applications until April 30, 2021.
The online form and more information can be found here: http://auschwitz.org/muzeum/aktualnosci/czy-to-jest-czlowiek-wykluczenia-we-wspolczesnym-swiecie-miedzynarodowa-konferencja-edukacyjna-nabor-na-sesje-otwarte -, 2196.html