Monday, the 15th November 2010, AUGSBURG
I woke early. The sun was still shining. After breakfast, I wandered through the old town, stopping at the
George and Max were already there, as was Souzana Hazan and Frau Schönhagen. Diane and her son Alex had left for
A long strip of paper was placed like a diameter inside the circle. It was a time line with dates, such as 1871, 1917, 1932, 1938, 1945, and others in between. Rectangular scraps of white paper lay on both sides of the time line. Each child was told to pick up one of these scraps, and to turn it over. Each one bore a historical event, such as ‘Wannsee Konferenz”, or ‘Weimar Republik’. They then placed their pieces of paper where they thought it should be on the time line. Although one girl thought that the
Next, Souzanna Hazan read out a history of the Sturm/Steinfeld/Englander families. As she did so, copies of photographs of various family members were handed around the circle of children, and then carefully placed in the relevant points on the time line. Thus the history of the family was placed alongside the history of modern
Each group of four students had produced posters illustrating the period they had chosen. One by one the groups of four students presented, and explained what was on their posters (illustrated above).
When a group had given their presentation, they asked George questions that had arisen in their minds whilst they had been preparing their posters. I cannot remember all of their questions but two linger in my mind. Could George speak English when he stepped off the boat at
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