In the international project MEASURING GHETTOS, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Moldovan students get to know the Jewish life of Grodno, Chernivtsi and Chișinău from 1941 to 1944 via precise surveying of the ghettos and innovative methods. They record the sites of the ghettos by inspecting and documenting streets, squares and houses, they research biographies and individual fates and interview the local population, they talk to contemporary witnesses and their descendants, visit local Jewish institutions and explore the current Holocaust memorial culture in their cities.
Together with multipliers from civil society organisations and universities and experts from the IT sector, several hybrid workshops will be held from October to December 2020. All participants from the three countries network with each other in digital spaces, discussing the culture of remembrance in Ukraine, Belarus and the Republic of Moldova and presenting their own micro-projects in which they have applied digital methods over several weeks. By finally sharing their experiences and results in schools and educational institutions, they themselves become multipliers for the project and its content. All project phases and results will be documented on this platform.
The four main objectives of MEASURING GHETTOS are
- keeping the memory of the Holocaust and the ghettos alive for younger generations and a wider public,
- offering new digital access to historical topics,
- enabling the exchange of young people across national borders,
- strengthening civil society awareness – as a basis for commitment to human rights and democracy. Less