Lectures about Holocaust and Human Rights


Would like to organize a lecture specifically for your institution or organization? At Kazerne Dossin we have in-house experts who have in depth knowledge on the Holocaust and Human Rights. Below you can find our lecture program. If you have a different kind of lecture in mind pertaining to this subject matter do not hesitate to contact us. We can arrange a lecture specific to your needs.

Léon, the father, migrated from Poland to Belgium in 1931 where he later married Maria Sluszny. Their son Charles was born in Brussels in 1934. During the events of the Second World War the family gets separated and each member undergoes their own fate.
 
This lecture is suitable for teachers from the junior and senior class. Through the story of the Srebnik family the students gain knowledge of the Holocaust. 
 
Lecturer:
Dorien Styven is one of our resident researchers at Kazerne Dossin. She has researched the network of the Jewish Defense comity who put Jews into hiding.
 
Language: Dutch, English and German
Material: Powerpoint
The conceptual  architectural shape and content demarcation will be critically assessed here.
 
Lecturer:
Dorien Styven is one of our resident reseachers at Kazerne Dossin. She has researched the network of the Jewish Defense comity who put Jews into hiding.
 
Language: Dutch, English and German
Material: Powerpoint
Dorien Styven analyzed the workings of this network and sought to understand how a group of Jewish men and women, who themselves were on the run, were possible to sustain such an endeavor.
 
This lecture can also be enhanced by a testimony of a survivor who went into hiding.  
 
Lecturer:
Dorien Styven is one of our resident researchers at Kazerne Dossin. She has researched the network of the Jewish Defense comity who put Jews into hiding.
 
Language: Dutch, English and German
Material: Powerpoint
What kind of relationship did these organizations have with the Belgian State? An in depth recount of the history of these organizations will shed some light on this dynamic period in Jewish day to day lives in Belgium before the war. 
 
Lecturer:
Janiv Stamberger is a doctoral researcher from the University of Antwerp assigned to Kazerne Dossin.
 
Language: Dutch and English
Material:
War criminals were thought of as evil sadists or psychopaths but after proper consideration of the facts, these perpetrators  turned out to be regular people with normal lives and social relationships. Through this assessment, consideration grew towards the need to understand the role of the perpetrator and how regular human beings were able to commit horrible acts of violence. 
 
In the ‘Malicious Transition’ lecture historical examples and socio-psychological research are being presented in order to understand the timeless mechanism of collective violence. We try to understand how mass-violence is still made possible in today’s concepts of terrorism and Jihadists, but also in everyday life (schools, subway, shopping malls, etc.).
 
It is possible to extend the lecture on demand with one or more of the following subjects: 10 stages of Genocide; the treatment of perpetrators/prisoners (forensic psychiatry); Criminal psychology; radicalization, Psychology of Terrorism, modus operandi, … 
 
Lecturers: 
 
Christophe Busch has a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ghent and a Master’s degree in Holocaust- and Genocide studies from the University of Amsterdam. He is also finalizing his doctoral research on the role of the perpetrator in collective violence and is participating in lectures on the study of terrorism at the University of St. Andrews.
 
Marjan Verplancke is the department head of the educational program at Kazerne Dossin.
 
Language: Dutch
Material:
What are the pro’s and con’s? What practical value can be construed? And how does Kazerne Dossin implement it in her own Museum? These and other kinds of questions will be dealt with during this workshop. 
 
Lecturer:
 
Marjan Verplancke is the department head of the educational program at Kazerne Dossin and she coordinates the Special Comity of Remembrance Education. She is working on a book that will combine this subjectmatter with the practical implementation in a school curriculum.
 
Language: Dutch, French, English
Material:
Where did they come from? How were they welcomed and perceived in their new home? In a modern day context the concept of refugees has shifted.
 
“I came to understand the route of an illegal immigrant. Through clandestine roads, small towns and forests people are led to their destination. Roads are being guarded and I cannot shake the idea that when I get caught I will be sent back.” (Léon Gronowski, 1920)
 
Lecturer:
 
Marjan Verplancke is the department head of the educational program at Kazerne Dossin.
 
Language: Dutch
Material:
Practical information
 
Length of the lecture: the length of the lecture depends on the type of session you had in mind.
 
Price: One lecture will cost 250€, if you want to partake in 2 lectures on the same day it will cost 400€. Should you like to organize a lecture at a location of your choosing, we offer our services at a reasonable transportation fee.
 
Location: Travel expenses will be added if the lecture is to be organized at a location of your choosing. If you would like to attend a lecture at Kazerne Dossin, please contact Carine De Rouck on

 
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