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A project by young journalists in Germany to tell the story of the Holocaust to young Snapchat users has been awarded a prestigious journalism award, the Henri Nannen Prize, in addition to the European Digital Media Award and the Axel Springer Prize.


Historian Sybille Steinbacher will take on Germany's first dedicated professorship for the "Study of the History and the Consequences of the Holocaust."


How does combining history learning and human rights education facilitate the further development of these approaches and the empowerment of learners? And what would such a combination look like in educational practice?


Under the patronage of the former Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and the former German President Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog, the Leuphana University of Lüneburg awards the Hosenfeld/Szpilman Prize for the seventh time, donated by the foundation Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ).


The educational project, "Young Muslims in Auschwitz", run by "Offene Jugendarbeit" in Duisburg, Germany, seeks to engage German Muslim teens in dialogue about history, antisemitism, and stereotypes through a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum.


On 13 July, International Tracing Service Director Floriane Hohenberg gave a public lecture about the current refugee situation in Europe and the role of the ITS in raising awareness regarding issues such as war and persecution.


From 29-30 September 2016, an international symposium on combining history learning and Human Rights education will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


On 15 March, "Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators? The Neutral Countries and the Shoah" was presented at the Topography of Terror in Berlin.


From 1-6 December in Berlin, the second annual seminar for Italian language teachers was held on the topic 'Rethinking and teaching Nazism'.


The Bildungsstaette Anne Frank in Frankfurt am Main is looking for people to help with the concept for their new permanent exhibition.