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DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE IN BERLIN: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
An educational program in Berlin for Los Angeles (L.A. and L.A. county) area school teachers, organized by the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation in partnership with the Museum of Tolerance as part of the Berlin—L.A. sister city relationship.
This intensive program runs from June 21, 2020 to June 30, 2020 and it is intended to help teachers gain insight into the cultural, political, social and economic factors that defined the life of German society during the first half of the 20th century (the Third Reich, WWII, Holocaust). It also brings them into contact with the vibrant diversity, including a growing Jewish community, in today’s Berlin, L.A.’s German sister city.
The program includes educational visits to historic sites in and around Berlin that tell about the city’s history in the 1930s through the 1940s. Throughout the week, participants also meet with eyewitnesses and survivors of the Nazi persecutions, representatives of the Berlin city government, and distinguished members of Berlin’s contemporary community, giving the program a unique quality all its own.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
This educational program specifically created for Los Angeles area educators aims at the following:
ABOUT THE CHECKPOINT CHARLIE FOUNDATION
The Checkpoint Charlie Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit German foundation serving the public interest. Following the withdrawal of American forces from Berlin in 1994, the Berlin legislature created the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, entrusting it with the responsibility to foster German-American relations in Berlin.
Since then, the foundation has funded or implemented over 730 German-American projects costing over two million Euros. We not only administer the largest teacher exchange program between Germany and the United States but are also responsible for organizing Berlin‘s non-governmental activities with its American sister city, Los Angeles.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
First day of program: June 21, 2020
Last day of program: June 30, 2020
Please email completed applications and a current resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be completed and submitted online.
The Museum is Closed Saturdays and Jewish Holidays. During the months of November - March, the MOT will close at 3:30pm on Fridays. Last entrance is 1:00pm.