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European Heritage Days: The European Center of the Deported Resistant - Struthof Camp

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© CERD-Struthof The site of the former Struthof concentration camp
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The Struthof, a living heritage thanks to former students of the Frison-Roche college in La Broque During the European Heritage Days, budding guides will be the ambassadors of the living memory of the former Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. The former students of a third year class at the Frison-Roche college, now high school students, will be apprentice guides: “budding guides”. They will accompany the public on a visit to the former Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. They will provide visitors with information on the organization of the camp and the living conditions of the deportees. This content was previously worked on during a “Budding Guides” workshop organized last year by the CERD. The “Budding Guides” workshop is one of the many educational workshops offered by the CERD mediation service. Drawing on the knowledge transmitted by the mediator, students are first invited to prepare their visit to the historic site in class. Secondly, the latter go to the grounds of the former camp and present to their comrades a specific point of the visit, under the control of the mediator who supervises them. This project is fully in line with the CERD's transmission mission, which aims not only to support younger generations in learning about the history of deportation and European Resistance, but to make them actors of memory. By taking part in the mediation offered on site and making their own story their own, each student becomes both a story teller and a memorial relay of the journey of the deportees.