The 2022 Centropa Summer Academy

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This year's Centropa Summer Academy Program:

Jewish Berlin, Third Reich Berlin, Cold War Berlin

EVENT SCHEDULE

​​Monday, July 4


 

11:00-13:00

Conference-Registration at hotel.

13:15

Participants walk to the nearby KAS Academy.

13:30

Welcome remarks by the Centropa Team.

14:00

Icebreaker activity.

14:30

Historical keynote lecture by Michael Brenner "Before the Deluge: German Jews in the Weimar Republic" + Q&A.

15:30

Coffee break. Elective groups meet for the first time.

16:30

Screening of Living with History, the story of Rosa Rosenstein, who grew up in Berlin (7 min). Introduced by a teacher from Berlin.

17:00

Introduction to Centropa website and its resources.

17:30

Marketplace of ideas: teachers present innovative uses of Centropa resources.

18:30

Buffet dinner.

19:30

Participants walk to hotel. Participants receive key card.

Tuesday, July 5

08:30

Participants leave hotel.

09:00

Walking tour of Berlin’s Jewish quarter.

11:00

Bus departs.

11:30

 Return to KAS Academy for coffee break.

12:00

        Joshua Hammer interviews Alexander Wolff on his book "Endpapers"

13:00

Lunch.

13:45

Presentation of Centropa's podcast-series "Centropa Stories".

14:30

Elective group work.

15:30

Bus departs to Jewish Museum.

16:15

Tour of Jewish Museum.

18:15

Free evening.

Wednesday, July 6

08:15

Arrive at KAS Academy. Welcome remarks by Ludwig Schulz (Israel & Mideast department, KAS)

08:30

Reflection session on the visit to the Jewish Museum.

09:00

Ed Serotta will introduce Centropa film - Zahor—Remember.

09:30

Two teachers from Germany and Israel present how they used this film in class + Q&A.

10:00

Elective group work/Coffee.

12:00

Screening Stories of the Kindertransport + presentation on other Centropa material related to Kindertransports.

13:00

Lunch.

14:00

        ​Bus departs.

14:30

Arrival at Topography of Terror. Participants explore the Topography of Terror exhibition on their own.

15:30

Participants walk to Holocaust Memorial.

16:00

Participants will have 20 minutes to explore the Memorial on their own.

16:30

Meet at the Memorial´s underground Information Center to introduce the exhibition. Dr Ulli Baumann will greet us. Participants explore the exhibition on their own.

17:30

Reflection session.

18:30

Free evening.

Thursday, July 7

08:30

Bus departs to Soviet War Memorial in Treptow.

10:00

Centropa City Search.

12:00

Participants meet at the final stop of the city search.

12:15

Bus leaves for conference venue - Hotel Berlin.

12:45

Lunch.

13:45

       Elective group work.

14:45

Historical lecture on Ukraine in the 20th century by Dr. Marta Havryshko + Q&A.

15:45

Coffee break.

16:15

       Marta Havryshko in a panel discussion with our Ukrainian teachers on what it’s like teaching during          wartime.

17:15

       Free evening.

Friday, July 8

08:00

Bus departs to Sachsenhausen.

09:15

Arrival in Sachsenhausen. Guided tour.

12:00

Bus returns to KAS Academy.

13:00

Lunch.

14:00

        Reflection session + book discussion: Wolfgang Benz – Holocaust.

15:30

Participants have time to prepare for Shabbat.

18:00

Bus transfers to synagogue.

18:30

Security check.

19:00

Shabbat service.

20:00

Bus returns to hotel.

20:15

Shabbat dinner at hotel.

Saturday, July 9

08:30

Bus departs from hotel. Participants receive lunch-boxes and water.

09:00

Tour of Schöneberg’s Bavarian Quarter, with its outdoor “Street sign memorials”, commemorating the discrimination of Jews starting in 1933.

10:00

Bus departs.

10:45

       House of the Wannsee Conference.

13:45

Lunch to go.

14:15

Bus departs to KAS Academy.

15:00

Coffee break.

15:30

Reflection session on memorial sites visited during the day.

16:30

       Elective group work. Participants finalize the presentations for the last day.

18:00

       Free evening.

Sunday, July 10

09:00

Bus departs to Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauer Straße.

09:30

Tour of Berlin Wall memorials Bernauer Straße and Bornholmer Straße.

12:00

Bus returns to KAS Academy.

12:30

Lunch.

13:30

        Group photos.

14:00

Quiz.

14:45

Final elective presentations.

16:45

Evaluation session.

17:30

Photographer presentation.

18:00

       Final dinner

Monday, July 11

Until 12:00

Participants check out.

Deadlines for applying:

July 5, 2021

Questions?

Email Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org or Maria Lieberman at lieberman@centropa.org.