Russian: память (also transliterated pamyat’) in Belarusian: памяць (transliterated pamiać)
meaning: remembrance, memory, heritage
From 2002-2009 Centropa interviewed 117 elderly Jews In Russia and Belarus, and asked them to share their family stories of the entire 20th century. Together with more than 1700 family photos, these personal memories give a unique insight into Jewish life.
Together with our local partners, IBB Minsk/ Historical Workshop “Leonid Levin”, “Jewish National and Cultural Autonomy” and “Eva -Jewish charitable organization”, we selected ten biographies that will be accompanied by teaching materials, and multimedia tools. Our goal is to connect educators and students to their country’s Jewish history, and to their neighbors. Currently we are creating two short biographical films (15 min) about Jewish history in Belarus and Russia. In order to foster cultural exchange, we will invite 75 multipliers from both countries. Starting October 2020, we will also offer seminars and a lesson plan competition for educators from both countries. These best practice examples of teaching units will be uploaded in spring 2021.