Official title of the project

Portraits and memories of the Jewish Community in Serbia before the Holocaust

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2012 Theme 2: Cultural Diversity
Region / City
Cities
Beograd
Total budget of programme / project

90,234.04 EUR

Implementation period
2013. Nov - 2016. Apr
Expected results
  1. An archive of photographs of the members of the Jewish Community in Serbia from before the Holocaust (focusing on 1919 to 1942) and testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other ‘witnesses’ about the people portrayed in the photographs, which will act as a resource for Holocaust remembrance in the future.
  2. An exhibition of photographs and testimonies about the Jewish Community in Serbia before the Holocaust and Holocaust remembrance-education programme addressing the Holocaust and linked contemporary human rights issues and values.
  3. The education programme will support classroom learning and discussion at the exhibition, building knowledge among participating school children about the history of the Jewish community in Serbia.
Beneficiary

The Jewish community in Serbia and ethnic and religious ethnic groups; generations with no direct memory of the Holocaust/Serbian society.

Summary of the project

The project aims to work with youth and to preserve the memory of the Jewish community that existed before the Holocaust, promoting human rights, tolerance and cultural diversity through Holocaust remembrance and education. Archives of photographs and testimonies are being created and developed into exhibitions and educational programmes presented at schools throughout Serbia.

Programme/Project objectives

The project aims to preserve memory of the Jewish community that existed before the Holocaust and to promote human rights, tolerance and cultural diversity through Holocaust remembrance and education. It will contribute to preserving memory of the horrors of intolerance and xenophobia which is currently on the rise among youth - the main target group of this project. Archives of photographs and testimonies will be created, exhibition and educational programmes developed, and exhibition, including school visits, in 10 Serbian cities will be organised.