EDJC 2023 > Schulen in der Schul
School projects of the Stiftisches Gymnasium Düren and the Couven Gymnasium Aachen: Presentation and Discussion
Jewish students at the Stift – a search for clues
The names of Jewish students who attended the Stiftisches Gymnasium in Düren can be found again and again in the student lists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Little is known about their history. They took on a wide variety of professions, becoming cattle dealers, businessmen, doctors and lawyers, for example. A project group researched and documented the CVs of those high school graduates. The current state of research will be presented as part of an image-supported lecture.
Life and work of Fredy Hirsch (1916-1944)
The story of the outstanding athlete and charismatic person Hirsch, who was involved in the youth work of the Jewish Scout Association, is moving. In 1935 he fled to Czechoslovakia to Prague and Brno. Deported to Theresienstadt in 1941, he was involved in youth welfare for imprisoned Jewish children. In the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp he was able to give hundreds of children a little dignity and support. The Couven Gymnasium keeps the memory of Fredy Hirsch alive and has created a virtual memorial for him. The project will be presented by Reiner Herrmann and Jürgen Nendza.
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