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Holocaust and Citizenship Education Forum

Democracy and the Heritage of the Soviet System

Obedience and Resistance

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2001. Annual Report


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Holocaust and Citizenship Education Forum
International Conference

The Association initiated an international conference on holocaust and citizenship education, which took place in 2001 February 18-21 in Budapest in co-operation with the Goethe Institute. The key question of the conference was in which way teachers can promote the deeper understanding of the consequences of racism, prejudice, anti-Semitism and totalitarianism and improve participation in democracy. The school year 2001 was the first one, when the Holocaust was remembered in Hungarian schools, and the purpose of the Forum was to help teachers in the preparation for the first Holocaust Remembrance Day as well. More than seventy teachers participated at the conference and several reports were published on it in Hungarian and German newspapers and on Hungarian television.
The Forum was supported by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Austrian Cultural Institute, the Canadian Embassy, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Israeli Embassy and the Hungarian Soros Foundation.

List of speakers

Wolfgang Meissner, Director of the Goethe Institut Budapest
Monika Kovács, President of the Hannah Arendt Association
Antal Ádám, Representative of the Minister of Education, Head of Department
Hungarian Ministry of Education, Department of Bilateral Relations
László Beró, Hannah Arendt Association, Hungary
Ferenc Olti, Hungarian Jewish Religious Community
Éva Borbély Nagy, Foundation for Human Rights and Peace Education
Andrea Mohácsi, Mango Workshop, American Friend Service Committee
Szabolcs Szita, Holocaust Documentation Centre
Klára László, Dialogue for Tolerance program
Luca Illi, Shoah Foundation, Hungary
Julie Chaitin, Tel Aviv University - Peace Research Institute, Israel
Regina Wyrwoll, Goethe Institut, Germany
Katalin Gyárfás and the Judaic Studies Student Research Group of the Lauder Javne Jewish Community School, Hungary
Christer Mattsson, Ministry of Culture, Sweden
Matthias Heyl, Research Study Center for Holocaust Education, Hamburg, Germany
Hava Baruch, Yad Vashem, Israel
Helene Lipowsky, Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Weiterbildung, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Jan Munk, Terezin Memorial, Czech Republic
Petra Mumme, Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
Bev Meyer-Zemo, Facing History and Ourselves Foundation, USA-Europe
Allan Siegel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Round-table discussion: Imre Kertész, Péter Kende, András Kovács, Gábor Szántó T. at the Goethe Institut
Kovács Mónika, Kovács András, Kertész Imre, Kende Péter Kovács Mónika, Kovács András, Kertész Imre, Kende Péter, Szántó T. Gábor Interviewing Kovács András The Audience
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