The camp baths in Brzeszcze and the former pre-school building in Bor in which the Germans incarcerated the female penal company from KL Auschwitz during WWII were the sites visited by young people from the Brzeszcze municipality.
The “walk through history” was organised as part of the project “Knowing the risk…” Pupils were able to see the conditions in which prisoners lived and saw many artefacts from the time of the German occupation.
“The participants were able to see a child’s camp uniform for themselves for the first time, in fact, just a part of the pyjamas, which made a huge impression on them and also spiked their interest in history,” noted Jolanta Hodur, the teacher running this educational project in cooperation with the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents.
The following activities focused on the meaning of the word “hero.” After sharing their reflections during workshops, the young people worked on definitions of keywords needed to interpret statements from people from Brzeszcze who helped prisoners. Then, working in groups, they interpreted these statements and presented their thoughts. The activities concluded with a discussion relating to the title of the gathering.