Daniel Tonn has worked as a research assistant in the Education and Encounters department since February 2012. He is also involved in the model project for “Competence against antiziganism/antiromaism (KogA) – in past and present” organised by the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation. He is the point of contact for international encounters with a focus on countries in East-central and Eastern Europe. Daniel Tonn designs, develops and tests educational materials and programmes for multi-day and international seminars and encounters.
In 2013 and 2014 he coordinated a transnational experts programme on the topic of historical-political education and teaching human rights (with partners from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the IYMC Auschwitz and the “Perm-36” Memorial in Russia). In 2012 he was responsible for the educators participating in the seminar series entitled “Learning from history – but how?”, which focused on linking the content and methods of historical-political learning with approaches to human rights education.
Daniel Tonn has a master’s degree in the social sciences and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He studied at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Erfurt. He also spent a semester abroad at Vilnius University in Lithuania and took study trips to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. During his studies in Berlin, he was chairman of the non-profit organisation “Jugend bewegt Europa” (honorary position).