We were guests in Krakow between 12 and 16 June 2023 and worked with pupils and teachers from our Polish partner school ZSEL No1 as part of a joint project week entitled "Learning from the past for the future". We looked at selected stages of the German-Polish past and present and worked out possible courses of action for the common future.
Arrival and exploration of the immediate surroundings of the accommodation and the city centre / old town
Welcome at the Polish partner school: including a tour of the school, getting to know the Polish pupils, small Polish or German course and getting to know Polish culture, presentation of the CvO GyO by our pupils.
Afternoon: Guided tour of the Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) and the former ghetto.
Topic: German-Polish past - creating explanatory videos on selected historical stages.
Afternoon: Guided tour and walking tour of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory (film set of the US feature film "Schindler's List" (1993) based on a true story)
Full-day event at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Concentration Camp - arrival and departure by bus, guided tour of the main camp (Auschwitz I) and the Birkenau extermination camp (Auschwitz II).
Topic: German-Polish present and strengthening cooperation: "Learning from the past for the future!" - Creation of a flyer or comparable product about German-Polish cooperation from various points of view (including institutions such as the Goethe-Institut, German-Polish Youth Office, German-Polish Institute, Weimar Triangle).
Afternoon: Visit to Plaszow concentration camp and the memorial site there
Project conclusion - making collages about the project week.
Afternoon: Guided tour of the Wieliczka salt mine (one of the oldest and most famous salt mines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Note: The entry is in Polish, but the automatically translated content should be broadly understandable.