Interactive summary of a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial
An interactive multibook summarising the visit to the Auschwitz Memorial is a proposal by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust for young people who visited the Memorial.
'This multimedia tool is designed to help young people understand how their life choices affect the world around them,' said Agnieszka Juskowiak-Sawicka, Head of E-learning at the ICEAH.
'One of the most critical aspects of the multibook is its examination of Gordon Allport's 'pyramid of hate', which demonstrates the sequence of occurrences leading to human aggression, beginning with hate speech and culminating in exclusion and discrimination. If these behaviours are not identified and prevented in time, they can culminate in violence that may end in extermination,' stated Juskowiak-Sawicka.
Users of the multibook will also read the messages of Auschwitz Survivors: Marian Turski, Bogdan Bartnikowski, Elsa Baker, Janina Iwańska and Roman Kent. There are also interactive exercises and tips on what young people can do today when they witness hate speech or exclusion.
'A visit to the Auschwitz Memorial is a unique educational and personal experience. It is much more than a history lesson. The multibook will help students and teachers to reflect on the importance of the visit and our contemporary accountability for the world we live in,' emphasised Agnieszka Juskowiak-Sawicka.
Subsequent language versions of the interactive multibook designed to prepare visitors for a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial are available on the Museum’s website.
The multibook "Summary of the visit to the Auschwitz Memorial Site" is also available in Polish Sign Language, Sign Language System and International Sign Language. The funding for the translation was possible through the 'Auschwitz - Accessible Memory' project and financed by the 'Culture without Barriers' project, implemented by the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities as part of Action 4.3 of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020.