The website "Learning from History" is a publication platform
for educational projects (realized in schools
and in out-of-school, youth education)
dedicated to the history of Poland and its neighbors in the 20th century and human rights
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“Compass: a manual on human rights education with young people”

“Compass” is a manual of the Council of Europe on human rights education with young people.

“Red poppies on Monte Cassino”

A song dedicated to the soldiers who gave their lives at Monte Cassino battle.

”Bloody Sunday”

[ger. Bromberger Blutsonntag] incidents in Bydgoszcz on 3-5 September 1939, in which around 300 to 422 German inhabitants were killed in fight or executed, according to Polish version in a revenge for sabotage attacks against Polish troops behind the front line.

”Human beings inflicted this fate on other human beings”

A motto of Zofia Nałkowska’s book 'Medallions'.

Action T4

The action of mass killing of mentally and physically disable and considered incurable children and adults as well as of patients of psychiatric hospitals and concentration camps prisoners who were ill or unable to work organized in the III Reich.

Anti-fascist Combat Bloc

An underground organization created in 1942 in the Bialystok Ghetto.


prejudice against or hostility towards Jews and people of Jewish origin, often rooted in hatred of their ethnic background, culture, or religion. Also a belief or ideology arguing for the exclusion of Jews and people of Jewish origin


The north eastern district of Berlin, where severe street fighting took place in the last days of WWII


A state psychiatric hospital built in 1875. From 1940 to 1943, Bernburg was one of six state hospitals where the psychiatric and physically disabled as well as many thousands of concentration camp prisoners were killed in gas chambers using carbon monoxide.


A town in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany. Hadamar Clinic for Psychiatry (Corrigendenanstalt) founded in 1883 as an institution for rural paupers, converted in 1906 into psychiatric hospital and sanatorium served since late 1940 as one of the six "euthanasia" centers in Nazi Germany.

Home Army (AK)

The resistance organization functioning in conspiracy on Polish state territory during World War II.

June 22, 1941

A beginning of the “Barbarossa” Operation, the Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union

Operation Reinhard

 (ger. Aktion Reinhard) Mass killing of Jews in the General Government carried out by Germans in 1942-43 in the framework of the Final Solution (Endlösung).

Schindler’s List

Oscar-winning movie by Steven Spielberg (1993) based on a book ‘Schindler's Ark' (1982) by Thomas Keneally. It tells the story of World War II events whose subject is Oscar Schindler.

simulation game

it attempts to copy various activities from "real life" in the form of a game for various purposes such as training, analysis, or prediction. Usually there are no strictly defined goals in the game, with players instead allowed to freely control a character. Comparisons of the merits of simulation games versus other teaching techniques have been carried out by many researchers and a number of comprehensive reviews have been published.

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