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PANT Civic Association Features Testimony in Educational Resource “Shared Borders, Shared Stories”

“Shared Borders, Shared Stories,” an audiovisual resource for educators in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, examines pieces of shared history connected with stories of refugees, escapees, anti-Nazi resistance and liberation in the region, beyond the national borders of today. Its Phase One results were just made available to the educators on the PANT civic association’s Modern History website

Six video segments made of Visual History Archive testimony clips in different languages were enhanced by relevant contextual material and translated into Czech, Polish and Hungarian in cooperation of PANT civic association in Czech Republic and USC Shoah Foundation, with financial support from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

The “Shared Borders, Shared Stories” project was developed after an expert meeting held in June in Ostrava. It examines the possibilities of using testimony to engage educators in teaching the history of the Holocaust as well as in education towards responsible citizenship, combating stereotypical national narratives and hatred by presenting materials that are locally and regionally relevant. 

The six videos cover different chronological moments of regional history and address the specific topics of: Polish occupation of the Těšín region, escapes to Poland as a place of safe refuge, escapes from Poland to Hungary as a place of safe refuge, Warnings, Liberation in Czechoslovakia and the Fates of the Roma. Resources in Czech, Polish and Hungarian contain historical and geographical context as well as biographies of the witnesses. A reference English version of the videos was created as well.

View resources in Polish, Hungarian and Czech at the links below:

Polish

Polska okupacja ziemi cieszyńskiej
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/polska-okupacja-ziemi-cieszynskiej-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/
Ucieczki do Polski 
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/ucieczki-do-polski-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/
Z Polski na Węgry
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/z-polski-na-wegry-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/
Ostrzeżenie
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/ostrzezenie-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/
Wyzwoleni w Czechosłowacji 
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/wyzwoleni-w-czechos-owacji-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/
Losy Romów 
http://www.historia-wspolczesna.pl/clanek/losy-romow-wspolna-granica-wspolne-historie/

 

Hungarian

Teschen (Těšín) lengyel megszállása
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/teschen-tesin-lengyel-megszallasa-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/
Menekülés Lengyelországba 
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/menekules-lengyelorszagba-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/
Lengyelországból Magyarországra
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/lengyelorszagbol-magyarorszagra-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/
Figyelmeztetés
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/figyelmeztetes-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/
A felszabadulás Csehszlovákiában 
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/a-felszabadulas-csehszlovakiaban-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/
Roma sorsok
http://www.modern-tortenelem.hu/clanek/roma-sorsok-kozos-hatarok-kozos-tortenetek/

 

Czech

Polská okupace Těšínska
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/polska-okupace-tesinska-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/
Útěky do Polska
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/uteky-do-polska-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/
Z Polska do Maďarska
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/z-polska-do-madarska-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/
Varování
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/varovani-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/
Osvobozeni v Československu
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/osvobozeni-v-ceskoslovensku-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/
Osudy Romů
http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/osudy-romu-spolecne-hranice-spolecne-pribehy/