Ein Mensch ist ein Mensch

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: erinnern.at
    Institution type: Institute for Holocaust Education of the Austrian ministry for education
    Institution URL: http://www.erinnern.at
  • 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:

    No specific setting required
  • Themes:

    Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Xenophobia and other prejudices, Human rights/discrimination
  • Core activities:

    Group work, Group discussion, Written activity, Creative activity, Textual analysis

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    More than 100
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    Other:, None
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Racism and anti-Semitism are connected to the issue of exclusion. There are many forms of exclusion and devaluation The booklet and online materials cover topics and questions that concern us all. Racism penalizes people - at school, at work, in everyday life. Anti-Semitism works in its own way. It not only depreciates Jews, but also fantasizes them as an overpowering threat. We talked to adolescents of different backgrounds and religions about their experiences with anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia, and more generally about exclusion and devaluation. Their opinions and insights form the basis of the learning book. The online materials are based on the feedback and suggestions of those who have already worked with the learning booklet.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Online material
  • Material produced:

    Written material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Can be chosen independently
  • Length of activity:

    More than 15 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

    Yes: http://www.erinnern.at/bundeslaender/oesterreich/lernmaterial-unterricht/antisemitismus
  • Accessibility and replicability

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

  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Instructor delivering the practice, Internal evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Students should critically reflect about different forms of discrimination and should be enabled to develop strategies to confront discriminatory ideas/practices/actions.
  • Indicators of success:

    This activity was developed with the help of young people. Other young people thus find it very easy to relate to the activity.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Maria Ecker
    Email address: Maria.Ecker@erinnern.at


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, None
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

  • Other comments or details: