GENERAL TOUR

After a short documentary in the visitor center, an experienced guide leads the pupils through the visitor center and around the grounds of Kamp Amersfoort. In the camp there are still various traces to be found of the former concentration camp. Reminders – sometimes authentic, sometimes symbolic.  Together they tell the tale (the history) of the camp. In this way the students get an impression of life during WW II, particularly of the prisoners’ life in the camp.  And of course, parallels with everyday life and events of this time are also sought out.

Program Length: approx. 2 hours.

Cost: €25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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SUITCASE PROJECT (SUITCASE IN THE CLASSROOM)

Based on the stories and objects of eight prisoners the students will learn the history of Kamp Amersfoort.  In class they will examine the objects which belong to the various characters. After that they will visit Kamp Amersfoort where they will watch a documentary and take a tour around the grounds.

Program Length: Classroom preparation 2 x 60 minutes. Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 2 hours. Concluding lesson (in the classroom) 1- 1½ hours. The suitcase is loaned out for four weeks.

Costs: Suitcase with materials (teacher’s manual, workbook for every student, various sample materials) € 25. Tour € 25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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WHERE IS MY FATHER

On Wednesday, 25 June 1941, Frank’s father was picked up by the German Security Service (Deutsche Sicherheitsdienst). He did manage to send some mail: first a card from the concentration camp in Schoorl, then from Kamp Amersfoort. But then, Frank’s mother’s last letter is returned. Addressee gone, destination unknown…  The book “War without Father” (Oorlog zonder vader) by Martine Letterie is based on the childhood memories of her father, Frank Letterie.  In the documentary of the same name, Frank looks back at his youth and at the events described in the book. The visit to Kamp Amersfoort is, in large part, tailored to the way Martinus Letterie spent his time in this camp.

Program length: Preparatory lesson (at school) approx. 2 x 60 minutes. Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 1 hour.
Concluding lesson (at school) approx. 60 minutes.

Cost: Suitcase with materials (book, DVD and teaching materials) € 25. Tour € 25 per guide (per group of maximum 15 participants).

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GUIDE IN THE CLASSROOM

A guide from Kamp Amersfoort will come to your school to give the group a short introduction about the Second World War and will then focus on Kamp Amersfoort and what a group can expect to find there. When the group visits the camp they will encounter the same guide. After the visit you will carry out the concluding lesson yourself at school.

Program Length: Guide in the classroom approx. 30 minutes.
Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 1 hour. Concluding lesson approx. 30 minutes.

Cost: Guide in the classroom and tour
€ 50 (per group van maximum
15 participants) and € 75 (per group of 15 to 30 participants).
Prices are exclusive of the guide’s travel costs.

NB: This program is only for schools in Amersfoort and the immediate vicinity.

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CHILDREN OF THE PAST (KINDEREN VAN TOEN – AVAILABLE SOON)

At that time, what did the children (of Amersfoort) know of (the threat of a) second world war and what did they know of Kamp Amersfoort? What goes through your mind when you hear that your father or mother has been detained? Or when you are confronted with prisoner transports? What is it like to grow up in a time of war and what does that mean for the rest of your life? These and other questions are central points in the Children of the Past (Kinderen van Toen) project. Touching interviews, powerful statements and lesson materials that challenge students to view the website and to investigate various dilemmas.

Program Length: Preparatory lesson 45 – 60 minutes.
Visit to Kamp Amersfoort approx. 2 hours.
Concluding lesson approx. 2 x 60 minutes.

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MEETING WITH AN EYE WITNESS

Kamp Amersfoort works together with the National Support Center for Guest Speakers on WW II – Today (Landelijk Steunpunt Gastsprekers WO II-Heden). Through the Support Center you can request a World War II eye witness to tell his or her personal story in the classroom. The eye witness takes you back to the past and finally returns to the here and now to give these tales a place. The personal experiences from the war are the basis for a discussion between the guest speaker and the students. Would you like to have an eye witness come to the class? For more information go to the Landelijk Steunpunt Gastsprekers WO II-Heden website.

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