Guided Tours of the Town by Fürstenwalde Pupils
“Young people aren’t really that interested in history” – this common opinion is contradicted by Fürstenwalde’s grammar and secondary school pupils who self-confidently conduct their own guided tours of the town. In workshops, they trace the stories and fates of the people behind the inscriptions on the Stolpersteine that are to be found throughout the town, and design tours of the town based on this recent history, practice speaking and presenting, and have lots of fun. Their goal is to convey the town’s history to friends and classmates in a way that is inspiring and relatable for a young audience. The focus is on the National Socialist era, which plays a very important role for the young guides – especially in the context of growing racism and antisemitism in Germany.
Guided tours of the town for school classes and youth groups can be booked by arrangement at firstname.lastname@example.org. The guides and the Stolpersteine Fürstenwalde project would be grateful to receive a donation in return.
The project is funded by the federal programme “Living Democracy!” of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), the town of Fürstenwalde and the cultural promotion section of the District of Oder-Spree.