1938Projekt Workshop

Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin invites teachers and educators (middle to high-school) to a workshop on September 27, where we will explore pedagogical applications of the 1938Projekt. The workshop is organized on the occasion of launching our new webpage with pedagogical resources: www.1938projekt.edu/pedagogy.

During the workshop you will:

  • learn more about the 1938Projekt and its pedagogical applications;
  • explore new ways of working with primary sources that inspire interdisciplinary and project-based pedagogical practice, including working with visual materials, improving media and technology literacy, and curating primary-sources-based collections with your students;
  • brainstorm with fellow teachers and write your own educational materials for inclusion in the pedagogical resources webpage.

Prof. Michael Riff, Director of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo University, will open the workshop with his lecture on the significance of the events of 1938 — now and 80 years ago.

To register for this free workshop or request more information, please email us at 1938@lbi.cjh.org.

The deadline for registration is September 12.

Attention: space is limited, so please sign up at your earliest convenience.


Throughout 2018, the Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin (LBI) is curating the 1938Projekt, a daily online calendar that chronicles the events of 1938 in Germany, Austria, and around the world.

The 1938Projekt focuses on personal stories by presenting documents from LBI’s own archives and those of numerous partner institutions. Every day, a new document—a letter, a transit visa application, a diary entry, a photograph, or press clipping—is published at www.1938projekt.org and broadcast via social media. Each document reflects the experiences and private impressions of its former owner as they grappled with the loss of their rights and their personal security. In the shadow of major events throughout 1938—the Anschluss, the Evian Conference, the Treaty of Munich, the invasion of the Sudetenland, the Kristallnacht, and the Kindertransport—these documents tell hundreds of personal stories that bring us closer to the fears, hopes, and choices made in the face of the approaching disaster.

The 1938Projekt provides easy access to primary source materials, often available for the first time, that are relevant to important issues today — such as migration, refugees, prejudice, hate speech, and resistance — in classrooms and for the general public.