'A train rode to Sobibor' is a project for pupils of group 7 and 8 of primary school and class 1 of secondary education. It focuses on the penetrating testimony of Schelvis, survivor of seven concentration and extermination camps.
Around his book 'A train rode to Sobibor' a series of special concerts arose in 2013, in which the music-loving Schelvis, sitting amongst the orchestra members of the National Symphonic Chamber Orchestra, gave his testimony to an extremely attentive audience. The music was supported with unique visual material from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
This teaching package consists of a film with a shortened and educational version of the concert 'A train rode to Sobibor', with accompanying teaching materials..
The National Remembrance Foundation Joure wants to fulfill the wish of Schelvis:
“My wish is that you share my testimony, in intelligible words, to your children so that they too know what happened to the Jews during World War II. When there are no more witnesses, they will be able to pass it on to their children and those to the next generation.If you do that, I hope, then, you and I have contributed with my testimony to the memory of 34,000 Jews from the Netherlands. ”