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TRACES films made available to educators across Germany



On February 22, the Bertelsmann Foundation’s educational blog Schule21 published an article written by Humanity in Action’s Antje Scheidler and Meital Rozental about the documentary project “Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve.”

The blog, reaching over 2,000 education professional monthly, regularly publishes articles by guest authors and from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s project activities on all topics related to the transformation of schools in Germany.

Read the article here (in German)

In addition, the three films of the TRACES trilogy — Voices in the Void, Two Trees in Jerusalem and My Father’s War — are now also available to educators via  MUNDO, the open educational media library of the German federal states.

Teaching young people and subsequent generations the importance of tolerance and diversity for society is still of great importance today. The increasingly dwindling number of contemporary witnesses demands new methods of making room for this topic in schools and lessons. Humanity in Action initiated the short documentary film project Traces: Portraits of Resistance, Survival and Resolve  to offer educators innovative ways to address the Holocaust and its consequences in the classroom.


MUNDO is a freely accessible media portal operated by the FWU Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht GmbH, the media institute of the German states. It is commissioned by the 16 federal states and funded by the DigitalPakt Schule of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
MUNDO supports learners, teachers and educators in their daily work by providing free access to open, licensed, and quality-checked materials. The available materials are permanently stored in the portal, continuously expanded and offered to the platforms of the states. Thus, teachers and learners can rely on the educational media in MUNDO when planning and designing their lessons.

About the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Through its projects, studies and events, the Bertelsmann Stiftung stimulates debate and provides impetus for social change. Serving the public good and having a sustainable impact are the fundamental principles underlying its activities. The foundation’s initiatives not only generate solutions, they also provide empirically sound guidance for a broad public.