The aim of the programme is to let the children know what happened during World War II, both in Europe and Greece; furthermore, to let them learn about the fate of the Jews and the other victims of the Holocaust through historical documents, photographs and testimonies; finally, to encourage them to discuss the importance of the moral issues involved in our lives today.
Means – Stages
Welcome to the Museum. Stickers with the children’s names.
Can and can’t do
What do you think we can do here today?
What do you think we can’t do?
Introduction to the premises
Have you been to the Jewish Museum before? What did you see? What did you like? What do you think we are going to see today? Have you been to other museums? Which ones? What did you like? What didn’t you?
Introduction to the subject
Brainstorming of ideas about the Holocaust. Collecting of information from the premises.
What did you see in the displays?
Where are the objects you saw from?
Viewing of a videotape. Discussion.
Suggestion that the children conduct an investigation in the exhibition and library areas.
What new thing did you learn at the Jewish Museum today?
What would you like to see or do next time you are here?
Today, do we face groups of people with suspicion?
Do we give credit to stereotypes?
What would you do if you were in the victims’ place?
What would you do if you saw a friend or neighbor treated this way?