In May 2022, we launched a new NeDiPa project: Negotiating Difficult Pasts, which we are implementing together with our partners Fundacja Zapomniane from Warsaw and Urban Memory Foundation from Wrocław thanks to funds from the European Union (CERV – the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme).
The NeDiPa project aims to develop a systematic approach to the difficult heritage of the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the next two years, we will implement 29 events – trainings, conferences, commemorations, consultation meetings, artistic initiatives – during which we will develop, together with experts in many fields, DIFFICULT HERITAGE REMEMBRANCE FRAMEWORK, which will include guidelines and recommendations for various groups of recipients and a toolkit for local activists.
In our activities we involve organizations, people and initiatives in the area of remembrance and care for the Jewish heritage in Poland, so that we can continue to work together and that the results of the project benefit the entire community. We will keep you posted about the progress of work and invite you to public events. We encourage you to be in touch with our organizations!
1. KICK-OFF – WARSAW
The first meeting of the NeDiPa project took place on May 23, 2022 at JCC Warsaw. The purpose of the meeting, which took the form of a kick-off for stakeholders, was to present the project to the key organizations, people and initiatives working in the area of remembrance and care for Jewish heritage in Poland.
2. COMMEMORATION – NOWE TRZCIANO
On June 8, 2022, we commemorated Jewish men and women, refugees from the Białystok ghetto, who tried to survive the Holocaust in the forest near Nowe Trzciano. They were to spend time in the forest hideout from summer to late autumn. During this time, the local people provided them with food. A special unit of the military police from Kopna Góra set up an ambush in the forest and all the Jews were murdered.
SAVE THE DATE!
We invite you to join us at one of the project’s upcoming events:
June 28, 2022: Meeting during FestivALT 2022 -> more info HERE
October 12, 2022: The conference in Wrocław discussing the theme of the DIFFICULT HERITAGE (the program and details will be published in a few weeks)