Teachers, librarians and museum staff were invited to a seminar in Vilnius on traumatic experiences

On 30th October,  a seminar for teachers, librarians and museum professionals was held at the faculty of Communication of Vilnius University #NeverForget: Training on Traumatic Experience in Historic Places.

In a one-day seminar, the participants heard prof. Rimvydas Laužikas’ insights on how artifacts tell history and how to prepare people to talk about the most difficult issues. Professor Arvydas Pacevičius presented the testimony of traumatic experiences in the ego documents. The Ruth Laskier‘s diary and other ego documents that could reveal people’s experiences, injuries, were introduced to the participants. After the theoretical lectures, the participants went to Paneriai to the Memorial to the Holocaust victims to learn how to talk about experiences of people in the historical place, related to crimes against humanity.

The seminar was organized by the Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University, implementing the international project #NeverAgain: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experimental Learning and in cooperation with the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania and the Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum.