On December 3rd, last classes from the ‘Workshops for PLN 1’ in Markowa took place. Classes were conducted in connection with the accession of the Museum of Poles Saving Jews to the “Accessible Culture” program by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Almost 300 learners together with their teachers took part in the workshops that took place on the first Tuesdays of October, November and December this year. Among the participants were representatives of primary and secondary schools. During the workshops, young people became acquainted with the reality of the Holocaust in the occupied Poland: the policy of the German occupier, complex Polish-Jewish relations, examples of Poles’ attitudes, as well as profiles of those who ‘sacrificed their lives to save lives’. Due to the fact that the workshops were in the form of a seminar using source materials, including archival photographs, students were able to actively participate in the classes.
After classes, it was possible to get acquainted with the permanent exhibition and use the guide service.
The workshops were very popular, which resulted in the depletion of places in the first days of registration.