Take a journey through Chernivtsi and Chişinău and discover cities‘ nearly forgotten sites of Jewish life

Hungarian organization Centropa together with The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre" Centre, NGO EDAH, Kurt and Ursula Schubert Centre of Jewish Studies, EcoVisio and the Center for Studies of Memory Policy an Public History Mnemonics launched ‘TransHistory: Promoting Civil Society and Jewish History in the Visegrad Countries, Moldova, Ukraine’ project.

Nationalism, xenophobia and discrimination towards minorities in Ukraine and Moldova, but also in the Visegrad countries, among pupils in schools are on the rise. To promote balanced culture of remembrance and mutual understanding, the project deepens the discourse about European (Jewish) 20th century history and conveys Holocaust and tolerance education through an innovative oral history approach.

“We have compiled hundreds of interviews with survivors and digitized 22 000 of their family photos, and we produced several multimedia films and traveling exhibitions on Jewish family stories that focus also on Jewish life, not only the Holocaust” says Borbala Pal, the project coordinator about Centropa’s unique education program, the aim of which is to disseminate these stories to the widest possible audience. As a result, through guided tours and training seminars, 50 teachers and NGO activists from Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad countries expand their knowledge on the Jewish’s region history and culture and are able to educate students in the six countries.