Core features of the practice
Institution name: Hidden Children in Belgium
Institution type: Association
Institution URL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, Young people, Educators in formal settings, General public/non-specialist audience
Cost (per practice):
Other institution, Schools
Remembrance education and/or history education, Antisemitism, Racism, The Holocaust and/or other genocides
Additional information about the practice
Number of participants:
More than 100
Age of target population:
Race/ethnicity, children from 12 years on. For groups of minimum 10 persons
Topics and objectives:
I was hidden without my parents from 1942 till 1945. During that period I lived in a non-Jewish family Thanks to this family I survived the war. After the war I was lucky that my parents survived too through hidding . My husband was hidden but lost everybody in the war. My message is that Christians and Jews can live together without making war!! I tell the 2 stories and illustrate it with a power point. I speak Flemish -French- English ....
Online material, Power point
Sequence of activities - methodology:
I tell my story and that of my husband Georges Suchowolski We both are hidden children. Since the ware I have two families: the one that saved me and my own. My husbands' parents were taken from Kazerne Dossin to Auschwitz , in the 22 nd transport, as Belgian citizens I work with a power point made from pictures and official papers. I do this for 15 years in schools and organisations I speak for about 1h up to 1.30h and give the possibility for questions about different topics: the war, being Jewish, the Jewish community in Belgium. I'm open to all questions.
Length of activity:
Up to 5 hours
Is the activity digital?:
Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:
Dutch, English, French, Other
Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:
If yes, which type?:
Remembrance, history, or museum education
Components of the practice
Accessibility and replicability
Has this practice been evaluated?
By what means?:
Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback, Qualitative written feedback
Core content knowledge and transferable skills:
Critical understanding of history about the Second World War and especially the situation of hidden children. Make the particpants think about how to live all together in peace I had a lot of nice reactions.
Indicators of success:
Schools that are teaching about the Shoah can add a testimonial to their lessons. A survivor shares his/her experiences with the class group in that way that students can understand what happened and what the impact was and why it shoudl never happen again!!!!
Educational coordinator contact details:
Name: Regina Sluszny
Email address: email@example.com
How many times?:
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:
Pre-knowledge on the Second World War and the situation of the Jews during that period.
Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:
It helps them in the lessons about the Shoah.
Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):
I 4m a survivor of the Shoah and I tell my and my husband's story of live. There is also a book written about our stiry ' Vergeten oorlogskinderen ' by Paul De Keulenaer, historian
Other comments or details:
I've been doing this for more than 15 years