From January 23 to 27, 28 students from Henriette Breymann Comprehensive School and Zespół Szkół Techniczno-Ekonomicznych met for the first time for an exchange in Kreisau. First on the agenda were integration games, language animation and getting to know the history and place of Krzyżowa. In workshops, the participants dealt with the topic "Identity - European Identity" and, as an "activist group", chose social topics that were particularly relevant to them and worked on them in small international groups.

From 7th to 12th November, 37 students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the Ivan Franko University in Lviv and the Alice-Salomon School (Vocational School for Health and Social Work) in Hannover met in Krzyżowa for an exchange. 

The entire week was dedicated to the challenging topic of "Migration and Flight". Already while getting to know each other, there was space for personal family migration or refugee stories. The tour of Krzyżowa highlighted the migration and flight stories of people who have lived (the Moltke-family) and are currently living here (ukrainian families).

From November 21 to 23, St. Rapahel Gymnasium from Heidelberg and I Liceum Ogólnokształcące from Jelenia Góra, which have already been in exchange for 15 years, visited Krzyżowa. The exchange had already started two days earlier in Jelenia Góra, with the accommodation of the German students in Polish host families. In Krzyżowa there was then time to get to know each other better through integration games and to learn about the history of the place. In international small groups, the exchange participants dealt with their visit to the former concentration camp Groß-Rosen, with human rights and with the term "resistance". A workshop in the exhibition "Courage and Reconciliation" connected the historical events with current topics and issues. For those interested, there was also a candlelight reading of the farewell letters of Freya and Helmuth James von Moltke at the House on the Hill on the second evening, which touched the participants very much. On Wednesday the group went further to Wrocław.

Great that you were there and see you next time!

On 15 November, a seminar was held for translators and interpreters working with the Foundation on inclusive language in translation. As a Foundation, we are fortunate to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment where we can all promote equality and respect for diversity in different ways. An equal atmosphere during our international activities starts with inclusive communication and also depends on inclusive language. For a joint reflection on how to take care of inclusive language when translating from different foreign languages into Polish, we were prepared by Agnieszka Małocha, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory for Research on the Dictionaries of Female Names, from the Department of Modern Polish Language, Faculty of Philology, University of Wrocław.

The seminar is part of the 'Lighthouses of the PNWM' project, one of the aims of which is to improve the quality of the work of the IYMC Krzyżowa.

International Youth Meeting Centre

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