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Online seminars

The German Resistance Memorial Center offers online seminars for a range of participants. Seminars can be targeted at school pupils from the age of 15, students, army groups, multipliers, and all other groups of young people and adults. Previous knowledge of National Socialist history would be preferable.

During the online seminars, participants concentrate on selected topics from the permanent exhibition "Resistance against National Socialism." Using example biographies, the seminars introduce the societal breadth and social diversity of the resistance against National Socialism. The focus is on the motives, goals, and scope for action of the people involved in the resistance against the National Socialist dictatorship.

The seminar leader builds on participants' previous knowledge for the online seminar. Interactive and participative elements encourage dialog. The online seminars work with various media content, including historical photos and film material.


Registration
If you are interested in a German Resistance Memorial Center online seminar, please email bildung(at)gdw-berlin.de. We will be happy to discuss your questions and the technical details in person. Please register at least six weeks before the desired date of the online seminar. Participation in online seminars is free of charge.


Length
Our online seminars last approx. 75 minutes.
Other seminar lengths are possible by arrangement. Feel free to contact us with enquiries. For well-prepared school pupils aged 17 to 19 or for students, for example, we offer an expert interview (length: 40 min.), in which the participants can talk to German Resistance Memorial Center staff via Jitsi Meet.


Technical note
For data protection and data security reasons, we use the video conference software Jitsi Meet for our online seminars.
You do not need your own Jitsi Meet account to take part in our online seminars, only a stable internet connection and the access data, which you will receive from us in advance of your booked appointment. The access data contains a link with which you can join the booked online seminar from your PC, laptop, tablet or cellphone. Please note that a Chromium-based browser is required to use Jitsi Meet.

The online seminars can be held flexibly in various learning settings:

  • Variant 1: As online seminars using a laptop and projector in classrooms, seminar rooms, etc.
  • Variant 2: As online seminars using multiple devices, without participant presence in a seminar room, class room, etc.

(For more detail on the technical requirements and procedures, see the "Technical Guidelines")


Content focus
Our online seminars use suitable examples to illustrate the societal breadth and social diversity of the resistance against National Socialism. Based on the structure of the permanent exhibition, you also have the option of choosing one of the following focus areas:

  • Defending the Republic
  • Resistance from the Workers' Movement
  • Resistance out of Christian Faith
  • Resistance by Artists and Intellectuals
  • Georg Elser and the Assassination Attempt of November 8, 1939
  • Paths Leading to July 20, 1944
  • Stauffenberg and the Assassination Attempt of July 20, 1944
  • The Kreisau Circle
  • Resistance by Young People
  • The Red Orchestra
  • The White Rose
  • Exile and Resistance
  • Resistance by Jews
  • Resistance by Sinti and Roma
  • Resistance during Wartime Life
  • Resistance by Women
  • Resistance in Uniform

More information on the specific topics is available here ...


Multipliers
In online seminars for multipliers, we introduce the German Resistance Memorial Center as a place of learning for your educational programs, both on the historical site and through its online resources.

Information on the seminars for multipliers:

Seminar format “Multiplier seminar” (Online)

In this seminar format, we aim to present the German Resistance Memorial Center as a place of learning to teachers and other multipliers. A key element is familiarizing participants with the permanent exhibition and its accompanying material, as well as the seminar program and the various German Resistance Memorial Center online resources. Examples of particular interest to young people are presented and discussed. The seminar also offers an opportunity to talk about experiences with lesson units on resistance against National Socialism.

Language
All online seminars are available in German or English.


Advice
Feel free to contact us by email or telephone for individual advice on the online seminars.


Contact
E-Mail: bildung(at)gdw-berlin.de
Tel. +49-(0)30-26 99 50 18 and +49-(0)30-26 99 50 27