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July 15-22, 2024

Berlin will be your classroom

70 educators from 16 countries will be your fellow students

The city is our classroom. For teachers.

(and bring comfortable shoes)

Join us in Berlin and you will:

​​-explore Berlin’s most historic sites with top notch guides;

-discuss the city’s turbulent history with academics; 

-meet with politicians, journalists, and activists;

- expand your knowledge base and technology skill set;

-all while you and other teachers gather primary and secondary sources to use in the lesson plans you'll write during special sessions set aside for that purpose;

-and you’ll form cross border networks and partnerships with other teachers.

Highlights this year



You will:

- visit the Soviet war memorial to those who fell in the Battle of Berlin

- tour the Berlin Wall memorial

- discover the Palace of Tears station

- walk through historical communist East Berlin sites



You will:

- discuss 20 January 1942 at the Wannsee Conference Center

- tour Ravensbrück Memorial and engage with historians

- stop at Track 17, Grunewald station, where Berlin’s Jews were sent to their deaths

- read Centropa interviews of Kindertransport refugees in the Anhalter Bahnhof

- tour the Holocaust Memorial & Bebelplatz (book burning site)



You will:

- tour Berlin’s historic Jewish quarter

- discuss the rise of German Jewry

- tour the newly remodeled Jewish Museum

- attend Friday evening Shabbat services in Germany’s last 19th century choir-led service

- meet with today’s young Jewish community activists who will tell us about being Jewish in today’s Germany

If you would like to have more information about our educational programs, please contact:


Fabian Rühle

Fabian Rühle is our European Education Director, developing materials and running seminars for teachers all over Europe. He is also our liaison for European governments and foundations, and he coordinates our fundraising in Europe. In 2015, he opened our Germany office and is now based in Hamburg.



Dr. Lauren Granite

Dr. Lauren Granite directs our US educational programs. Since 2010 she has been building our network of Jewish day and congregational schools; expanding into public, parochial and charter schools; running workshops and seminars; mentoring teachers; writing lessons and projects; and establishing teacher advisory teams to advise us about Centropa curricula.



Dr. Maria Lieberman

Mirus (Maria) Lieberman is the head of our Budapest office. She is the director of CJN, Centropa’s network of Israeli and European Jewish schools, and oversees our educational programs for Hungarian public schools. Together with her team she organises and runs seminars, trainings and workshops for teachers and students, develops cross-border projects and programs.


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