Pedagogical Offerings

The ALAVA holdings are intended to be used in connection with pedagogical projects dedicated to educational, awareness and prevention purposes. The goal is to develop skills in recognizing and deconstructing visual stereotypes: to explain how these images work in order to be able to question and disrupt their impact.

To this end we make visual materials available to the Center for Research on Antisemitism, which trains graduates of its master’s program in “Interdisciplinary Antisemitism Research” for careers in fields such as historical education, and whose lectures and seminars are open to students from all Berlin universities.

Educators from other universities and practitioners in the field of education and youth work will be invited to explore ALAVA’s holdings and use the images for lectures, workshops, continuing education and awareness-raising programs. ALAVA encourages the use of its materials for such initiatives, seeks new collaborations and offers expertise and advice.

If you have any questions, please contact our project coordinator, Dr. Angelika Königseder, or use the contact form below. She can be reached by phone at: +49 30 314 701 29 or via email: alava@asf.tu-berlin.de.

Ongoing Projects

Graphic History on Visual Antisemitism

Comic author Nathalie Frank has been commissioned by ALAVA to develop a graphic history on the roots of antisemitic imagery. The comic, which bears the working title People (Not) Like Everyone Else?, will explore the origins and effects of these hateful images in the form of an investigation, without bringing them to the foreground through simple reproduction. Further information and a first “work sample” here.

Encountering Visual Antisemitism in the Educational Field

Is it politically justifiable to confront today’s pupils “unnecessarily” with visual antisemitic artifacts? Isn’t the high level of affinity that young people have for digital communication and the use of imagery actually a gateway to the unwanted reproduction of antisemitic stereotypes? This type of question gave rise to an ALAVA-funded teaching project that started in Hamburg in November 2020 under the direction of Dr. Gabriele Kandzora. The project aims at exploring research interests as well as using educational tools to combat antisemitism. Initial results from this project can be found in: Gabriele Kandzora, “Begegnung mit visuellem Antisemitismus im pädagogischen Feld. . Eine Erkundung von Artefakten aus der Sammlung Langerman an einer Hamburger Schule,” in: Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung 31 (2022), pp. 59-88.

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