Since 1998, unemployed youth have been researching Jewish history in their home town of Freiberg and neighboring Czech cities as part of a job qualification program to become “specialists for information and media services”. Besides working in archives and meeting eyewitnesses, they also tend and document Jewish cemeteries in Saxony and North Bohemia. Project derived from partner website “Lernen aus der Geschichte”.
Together with professional actors from the Municipal Theater of Chemnitz, enthusiastic students from the Dr.-Wilhelm-André-Gymnasium rehearsed the play “Dr. Korczak – The Last Journey” by the Japanese author, Fumikatsu Inoue. Korczak, a physician and teacher, was director of an orphanage and died along with 200 of his orphans at Treblinka in 1942. The performance has been a great success in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Project derived from partner website “Lernen aus der Geschichte”.