Publication “Escalating into Holocaust” is a collection of selected works, papers, presentations and lectures by scholars and experts on topics related to Holocaust research, remembrance and education, presented during the conferences, seminars, workshops and other events organized during 2016 and 2017 in the frames of the project “Escalating into Holocaust”. Publication is available as PDF and as an online ISSUU publication.
Using new-media technologies and graphic novel-style illustrations, supported by OSCE/ODIHR in the frames of the programme “Turning Words Into Action to Address Antisemitism” and leaning on the outcomes of the Historical Archives of Belgrade’s project “Escalating into Holocaust”, Terraforming gathered an international team to create educational materials based on personal stories of young victims from Belgrade, Nis and Zrenjanin murdered at the concentration camp at Sajmiste.
A two-days event in Amsterdam was co-organized and co-hosted by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Terraforming in the frames of the project “Escalating into Holocaust”. It included a public presentation and lectures, expert meeting and visits to important museums, with aim to further explore the ways the Holocaust is remembered, commemorated and taught about in different parts of Europe.
An international workshop organized by Terraforming took place on Friday 22. April 2016, 15:30-18:30 at the Historical Archives of Belgrade. The workshop was a part of a three-day event in Belgrade 20-22 April 2016 in the frames of the project Escalating Into Holocaust – From Execution Squads To The Gas Van Of The Concentration Camp At Sajmište: Two Defining Phases Of The Holocaust In Serbia.
In cooperation with the National Library of Serbia, Terraforming hosted a round-table debate in Belgrade: Teaching about the Holocaust – Why? What? How?
Main speaker was Dr Chava Baruch, from the European Department of Yad Vashem’s International School of Holocaust Studies.
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Terraforming (”Earth‐shaping”) is a term from astronomy, defining the theoretical process of deliberately modifying the atmosphere, temperature or topography of a new planet, to make it habitable by humans.
But before we start changing other planets, we believe that it is our World that needs to be “terraformed” first, making it a better place, with more empathy and love, with genuine respect for human rights, equality and freedom.
We are trying to give our small contribution to that kind of "terraforming" of our World.