12th International
Centropa Summer Academy

20th Century history, the Holocaust and Civil Society in The Global Classroom
International workshop for 80 educators from the USA, Israel and Europe

July 5–12, 2018
Berlin, Germany

An Event Not to be missed!

A unique opportunity for you to spend 7 intensive days in the heart of Berlin, where you will add to your knowledge base on 20th century history, Holocaust and civil society, develop and sharpen your tech skills, and form partnerships with 80 other teachers from 19 countries.

What previous participants said

“The CSA cannot be compared with any other seminar. It makes you feel like you are part of history itself and converts cities into museums. Participants can fully experience the history of the Holocaust and get in touch with survivors.”

Katerina Efraimidou
Thessaloniki, Greece

“The Centropa Summer Academy was more focused on the classroom and the work that teachers are doing rather than just lectures. This was more hands-on and creative. Centropa allows teachers to learn from each other and make connections with classrooms all over the world.”

Amanda Stockett
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

“The most significant thing I learned at the 2017 CSA is how important location-based learning is. I kept playing devil’s advocate, thinking, what activities could we have done online, without meeting in person? Without walking the streets of Budapest and Belgrade? And every day, and every activity, I was proven wrong, again and again – there is no alternative to meeting the people, walking the streets, and seeing history face to face.”

Amos Raban
Tel Aviv, Israel

“All other seminars I have attended only include Macedonian teachers. Centropa gives me the opportunity to work with people who come from countries from all around the world. People with different mindsets, values, educational programs. It gives me the opportunity to learn from all of them and from the places we visit. I never go back to my students empty handed.”

Branka Dimevska
Skopje, Macedonia

“I used to think that Jewish history is a topic only for history teachers but after the CSA l know that one can use this history for learning arts, music, culture. This is a great platform for cooperating with different teachers.”

Kateryna Tsybulska
Ternopil, Ukraine

Meet our speakers

Joachim Schloer

Joachim Schloer

Professor of Modern Jewish/non-Jewish Relations

Luisa Beck

Luisa Beck

Reporter covering Europe from The Washington Post's Berlin bureau

Guy Chazan

Guy Chazan

Berlin Bureau Chief, Financial Times

Anna Sauerbrey

Anna Sauerbrey

Head of the opinion pages, Der Tagesspiegel

Cilly Kugelmann

Cilly Kugelmann

Chief curator, Jewish Museum Berlin

Marzanna Pogorzelska

Marzanna Pogorzelska

Research Associate, Institute of English, Opole University

Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane

Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane

Executive Director, The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Edward Serotta

Edward Serotta

Director, Centropa

Highlights

Exploring Berlin’s unique history through guided walking tours, and by visiting sites such as the Soviet War Memorial, the German Russian Museum, Berlin Wall Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial
Internationally-renowned historians will speak on German-Jewish history
Discussions with journalists, politicians and civil society activists
Develop classroom projects together in international working groups
Attend a Shabbat dinner with Berlin’s vibrant Jewish community
Participate in Centropa’s “Berlin Cold War Quiz”

Contact Us

+43 1 4090 971
office@centropa.org