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Jewish Cultural Heritage

Poland

Project Facts

Project objective: Cultural heritage made accessible to the public
Project promoter: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Type of institution: Regional or local authority
Project number: PL08-0021
Target group(s): Children , Young adults,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 3,998,408
Final project costs: € 3,888,259
From EEA Grants: € 3,316,569
The project is carried out in: Poland

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

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Summary of project results

 

The broad spectrum of educational activities proposed under the project was a response to the urgent need for saving The Jewish cultural heritage in Poland heritage from oblivion. The project responded to the social demand to recover knowledge about Polish Jews and their culture, and for to transfer it to the younger generation. The projects aim was to foster a society that is open and tolerant, and combats against intolerance, anti-Semitism, exclusion, and entrenching of negative stereotyping. The main beneficiaries of the project were school-age children and young people; young adults, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and persons with disabilities. Educational activities focused on Jewish cultural heritage and the contemporary Jewish world strengthened people’s knowledge and also help shape civic attitudes on values as tolerance, civil rights and freedoms, respect for those who are different and dialogue between cultures. As a result 3927 cultural and education activities took place (workshops, conferences, lectures, debates, city actions, exhibitions, artistic residencies,) in which 1.07 million people participated, while Internet websites and platforms were accessed by 6.5 million visitors.

Bilateral results

 

The HL-Centre is an institution specializing in research and education about the Holocaust with a special focus on Norwegian history and studies of religious minorities. It developed content-related activities and coordinated bilateral links with other institutions involved in the project: The Oslo Jewish Museum, The European Wergeland Centre and The Falstad Centre. The project partners focused on dissemination of knowledge about the cultural heritage of Polish Jews, teaching and learning about this heritage in a diverse and pluralist society, and development of Internet-based historical sources and oral history collections. The partnership was strengthened through organizing bilateral activities such as Norwegian students’ visits to Poland, Polish teachers’ visits to Norway, experts seminars and conferences, and bilateral historical research projects. Thanks to the partnership, Polish-Norwegian relations have been strengthened and will be continued in the future.

 


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