LIVING MEMORIALS - When art meets remembrance


An international group of experts, teachers, artists and students involved in the Holocaust commemoration and remembrance work, explore the concept of "living memorials" and how it may enrich international youth encounters from a multidisciplinary perspective (history, art, philosophy, poetry, ...), via local on-site meetings as well as digital exchange.

The two memorial and educational sites chosen for the project – the House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin and the places in and around Novogrudok linked to the Jewish Bielski Partisans – provide a rich source for the comparative exchange of expertise on international youth encounters: While, on the one hand, we have a "site of the perpetrators", central to the planning/theoretical origins for the deportation and murder of European Jews, the second sites illustrate an emblematic case of its subsequent practical repercussions in Eastern Europe through one of the most successful stories of Jewish Resistance in WWII.