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Stage 3: Comparability

Introduction

Based on a short excerpt written by Dr. Jessica Reinisch, a scholar for modern European history from Birkbeck College, University of London , warning about the comparison of historical events, participants will be asked to look critically at this entire exercise and to discuss the comparability of the Kindertransport and Europe’s refugee crisis of 2015.

Assignment

Ask to participants to read the worksheet, and try to apply it to the case study of the Kindertransport. What might be the challenges and opportunities of such a comparison? What is similar? What is different?

The outcomes of the discussion is supposed to be presented in one of the following ways: a short newspaper article; a talk show interview, a speech to the international community on the topic of refugees.

Worksheet - Comparability

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