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Symposium "Communicating the Diversity of Jewish Life in Past and Present"

A cooperation of _erinnern.at_, Centre for Jewish Studies at University of Graz, Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Vienna and the German Ambassady Vienna at October, 13th and 14 th in Vienna.

The prevention of anti-Semitism through education is one of the core tasks of _erinnern.at_. In recent years, it has been possible to greatly expand the offerings in educational work critical of anti-Semitism - through the further development of training programs and teaching materials. Studies and recommendations on how to deal with anti-Semitism in education have recently been published several times in the German-speaking world, but essential recommendations and demands do not yet seem to have arrived in the everyday life of schools and universities. Against the background of the continuing rise in anti-Semitism and the fact that the history of Jews is often and primarily dealt with in the classroom in connection with the Shoah and experiences of persecution and exclusion, the symposium "Teaching the Diversity of Jewish Life in History and the Present" makes an inclusive contribution to historical learning and the prevention of anti-Semitism.

In a two-day symposium, the outlined topics will be discussed by educational experts from Germany and Austria and best-practice examples from both countries will be presented and discussed. Also discussed will be the need for a process of institutional change, for example through changes in curricula at universities and schools, through research projects, or in the training and continuing education of teachers.

Target groups of the event are scientists, didacticians, teachers, non-school educators and journalists, as well as education policy makers (such as education policy spokespersons), education experts from teacher training and further education and the Austrian education administration.

Further information about the program can be found here.