Bookapp Bitteveld

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: De Nieuwe Onrust (DNO)
    Institution type: An independent organization that focuses on enhancing commemorating by using modern technologies
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Instructional material
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, Educators in non-formal settings, General public/non-specialist audience
  • Cost (per practice):

  • Setting:

    Other institution, School
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Antisemitism, Xenophobia and other prejudices, The Holocaust and/or other genocides, Critical thinking
  • Core activities:


Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Not applicable
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    Other:, Younger generation
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Digital non-linear narratives about 'trauma,' (collective) memory, revenge, forgiveness and remembrance - focussing on disrupting experiences of WWII (including the Holocaust/Shoah)
  • Materials used:

    Online material
    Link to the material:
  • Material produced:

    Not applicable
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    In the Bookapp Bitterveld the reader travels with the subway of Berlin and visits the commemorative monuments and memorials of World War II in the city. Readers pay attention to different perspectives and can read fragments that belong to specific locations on the digital map. The app presents a non-linear narrative which keeps alive disrupting experiences of World War II for generations that have not experienced it themselves. Bitterveld is placed in our time to reflect on the events and also to the question what those events mean to us today. It leaves room for reflection and contemplation.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

    Dutch, English, German
  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Not specified
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Critical thinking, reflection, enhancing awareness of different perspectives
  • Indicators of success:

    As an interactive digital practice for individuals and groups, it makes an accessible teaching material. The content can also be transferred to other historical contexts. It is suitable for the public and students.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Elisabeth Eugelink
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Other factor – please specify, to to have an iPhone/Pad
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    Having the digital means to use the app
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    There is information on the website of the app (in Dutch) and in the Apple app store (in Dutch, English and German)
  • Other comments or details:

    No additional comments