Today we had the chance to meet the Austrian students who will be doing the project with us. We could make them questions and see their faces. The Austrian teachers also took written presentations of some of the Catalan students to share them with their pupils.
Karin Samek, Wilma Krynicki and Eva-Maria Winter-De Rouin arrived today from Vienna. Today we discussed some important aspects of the project. They also want to see in person the students of 1st of ESO, who will be involved in the project.
Our last visit in France is a very special one. Thanks to the maternity of Elna many women refugees could give birth away from the horrible conditions in the concentration camps. After the visit we finally opened the suitcase! guess what we found inside…
Since 1939, the Rivesaltes concentration camp held about 60.000 ‘undersirables’. 20.000 of them were Spaniards. Half of the Spaniards who passed through Rivesaltes ended up in Nazi concentration camps.
Today we listened to Pau Casals’ El Cant dels Ocells at the monastery. Pau Casals, composer of the UN anthem, was an exile himself, and he lived in Prada before leaving to Puerto Rico. We were blindfolded to improve our hearing and then we described the feelings the song arose on us. Again, France 3 was there to report the whole thing
His father was exiled to France and confined in the Argelers concentration camp. Ramon and his mother were separated from his father. He was lucky to meet his father again in 1940. Thank you for telling us about it, and about the life of refugees in Catalunya Nord
We just arrived at el Camp d’Aprenentatge del Canigó. A crew from France 3 TV was waiting for us and will be recording our experience for two days to make a short programme for French TV