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Learning about the Holocaust in Romania

Dragomir Dancu

The first activity of the project was a discussion with the 30 students involved in the project, where they talked about the meaning of the word Holocaust, categories of Holocaust victims, who were the initiators of the Holocaust, the collaborators, about the Holocaust in Europe and Romania, etc. PowerPoint presentations, images and documents were used. The students then watched documentary films about the Holocaust and, either individually or in teams, made presentations, posters, drawings about the Holocaust in Romania and in Europe and shared them with fellow students from France. On May 31st, the students made a one-day field trip to Alba Iulia and Cluj-Napoca where they visited several historical sites, among which The Neolog Synagogue in Cluj-Napoca, Holocaust Victims Remembrance Monument, the first wall synagogue of Transylvania “Mareh Yezekiel”, etc. Before the end of the school year, an exhibition of drawings, posters and photographs made by students during the trip was set up in the school.


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