Learning from history - experience of totalitarian regimes of the 20th century

Photo source / author: www.uczycsiezhistorii.pl

Project objectives

Creating a publication platform for educational projects dedicated to the history of Poland and its neighbors in the 20th century and human rights

Project description

“Learning from history” website is a platform for publication of educational projects dedicated to history of Poland and its neighbors in 20th century. Special emphasis is placed on the experience of the two totalitarian regimes: Nazism and communism in WWII, their heritage and contemporary debates about them as well as citizen education and human rights promotion.

The website is addressed to teachers and other persons or institutions working with children and youth. It intends to be a platform for exchange of opinion and deepening of knowledge, source of inspiration for work and studies as well as a laboratory for testing of new methods of acquiring and exchanging knowledge about history.

Project outcomes

The main outcome of getting to know the website content are self-developed and accomplished projects. The website gives not only inspiration but also tips and methods how to conduct a historical project.

Learning from history was launched in 2005 (as a first initiative of this type in Poland) in co-operation with German foundation Fördergesellschaft Kulturelle Bildung e.V.

The website is a part of “Learning from history” network together with the “Lernen aus der Geschichte” website as well as the platform created in Russia by International Memorial based in Moscow.

The network is financed by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”  (Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”).

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