Panel 1

The opportunities and challenges presented by a transnational Holocaust education approach in today’s diverse classrooms. We will draw on two exemplary cases: 

(1) “›So, what does this have to do with me, anyway?‹ Transnational Perceptions of the History of Nazism and the Holocaust”, a practice based research project (2009–2011) by the office on education and critical knowledge production trafo.k, Vienna, and  

(2) the hidden history of Concentration Camp, Judenlager and Anhaltelager Semlin, also known as Staro Sajmište, in Belgrade and the attempt of MemAct! partner Terraforming to develop a participatory process with youth groups about confronting and commemorating this history today. 

We will introduce MemAct!’s joint development approach in which Austrian and Serbian teachers will create transnational teaching models on how to address a shared past and different histories. The panel will be hosted by MemAct! partner Norina Müller, Research Assistant at Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich, Linz.