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
Children from the photos… Polish, Gypsy and Jews
Location / Region: Oświęcim
Institution: MIFGASH Foundation
Patron / Project supervision: MDSM in Oświęcim, Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Project authors: Katarzyna Odrzywołek, MIFGASH Foundation
Age group: High school

mgr Katarzyna Odrzywołek
MIFGASH Foundation
509 845 105 

Didactic text

The most important aims are as follows: presenting students with the meaning of war in the child life, the process of minority persecution by Nazists during the II World War and visit to the memorial site. The chosen themes will be demonstrated to the young man in an uncomplicated manner and, as a result of the activation process, they will be acquired with interest. Moreover, the youth, through the participation in the project, will have an opportunity of reflecting on their own childhood by means of becoming aware of their own rights which were respected during puberty and they will pay attention to violating of children rights in the past and now.

Owing to the above, the empathy of the youth will increase as well as eagerness to help children persecuted and harmed. After the workshop, the students will be more aware of their own rights and they will be motivated to become the leaders in their own local communities. In addition, they will acquire the ability of critical analysis and interpretation of facts, photos and documents. They will become more sensitive to the harm of people around them, in particular at school - in their peer group. Their attitude will be directed at respecting their own rights and the rights of the others. They will be able to notice a difference between living in a democratic country and living in the third world countries where children rights are not respected.

Learning Module - Children from the photos… Poles, Gypsies and Jews

Totalitarian regimes
Persecution of Jews
Ghettos and Holocaust