White Bus Learning Experience will focus on the concept of citizenship and moral responsibility.
By looking to the past – The WWII White Bus Rescue Action in spring of 1945 – the learning experience will create agents of change and educate moral responsibilities.
Awareness – Learn from our past.
Empathy – Place ourselves in the shoes of others
Intervention – Discuss the actions of ordinary heroes
Responsibility – Create a unique call to action (culminating activity)
We want participants to explore how citizenship was displayed during World War II to ask the question: how are we good citizens today?
We want you to learn about volunteerism and how citizens of Sweden and Denmark stepped up to give a helping hand to humans in need, disregarded differences and focused only on doing the right thing.
Starting with Wanda Hjort, a young Norwegian under house arrest in Nazi Germany, Count Folke Bernadotte negotiating with Heinrich Himmler, and all the way till today’s survivors such as Elsie Ragusin and Steen Meetz.
We want you to learn about:
Wanda Hjort, discussing her small actions, what that led to and how it can inspire us today.
Folke Bernadotte negotiating with Heinrich Himmler.
The volunteers that risked their lives, knowing what they were about to do was good but had no idea what to expect, by being brave and not indifferent changing “strangers” lives forever.
Inspired by learning experiences at Red Cross HQ in Oslo Norway, Malmö Museum in Malmö Sweden and the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen Denmark, the learning experience will focus on the concept of citizenship and moral responsibility.