Teachers and pupils (15 to 19 years of age) from across the EU can now apply to take part in a unique project based on a cutting-edge formula of combining visits to memory sites, in situ history learning and processing the past through art. The recruitment for the interdisciplinary initiative ‘Sound in the Silence’, organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) in cooperation with partners in Germany and Croatia, is now open. This year’s edition of the project will be held in two different locations, one after another: at the House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin (3-10 October) and at the Jasenovac Memorial Site, situated on the territory of the former concentration camp in Jasenovac, Croatia (16-23 October). The deadline for applications is 17 April.
‘Sound in the Silence’ is an interdisciplinary remembrance project aimed at encouraging secondary school students from around Europe to actively reflect on difficult aspects of 20th-century history using artistic means. This year’s participants, eight groups composed of one teacher and seven students each, will be selected by the recruitment commission. In October, successful candidates will travel to Germany and to Croatia (four groups to each location), where they will explore the history of the places that were the scenes of crimes during the Second World War. Drawing on their reflections and emotional reactions to what they will have learned there, young students will work together with professional artists to create a performance based on acting, dance, sound and creative writing.
We encourage interested teachers to apply by filling out an on-line form: https://sisrecruitment.enrs.eu/
More information can be found at: https://enrs.eu/edition/sound-in-the-silence-2023
Previous editions of the programme have taken place in Neuengamme, Borne Sulinowo, Gdańsk and Auschwitz-Birkenau/Terchova near Žilina and Ravensbrück, as well as in Warsaw and Bremen, Kaunas and Gusen/Mauthausen.
The project is co-funded by the European Union.
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
MOTTE Association, Hamburg, Germany
House of the Wannsee Conference, Germany
Jasenovac Memorial Site, Croatia
Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past, Croatia