COMMEMORATION OF WAR VICTIMS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
In 2017, with Mirna Ligthart (https://www.studiobeeldrijk.nl/) I designed an online educational program for high schools in the Netherlands called ‘LEARN PEACE’ .
The aim of this teaching package is to provide teaching materials for teachers and students, in which the commemoration of war victims of the past and present is central.
In addition to the victims of the Second World War, attention is also paid to the impact of current wars. By showing the perspective of war refugees who ended up in the Netherlands and by telling stories of Dutch soldiers who were sent to war zones as part of a peace mission.
The essence is that the grief of these war victims from then and now is still visible many generations later. That is the price we have to pay if peace and freedom are lost.
After following the Peace curriculum you can learn, we hope that the students consult themselves, “What can I contribute to peace and freedom? Every beginning is important. It is too expensive to leave it to others. “