About the Project
Some of the most complex challenges we face today are distortion, manipulation and fabrication of history, usually used for nationalistic, political, or purposes of propagating antisemitism and far-right populism.
Part of this problem is also a lack of media literacy in general, and about history of the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities in particular, both on local and European level. Finally, one of the main tasks ahead is to safeguard the historical record, and to find the ways to save the testimonies by remaining survivors.
Through the project “Ester: Young People Remember” we will give the opportunity to the young people for active researching and creative work to learn more about primary historical material and sources, local history of suffering during the World War II, less known personal stories about the victims, occupiers, cooperators in that crimes and about those who confront them, so as the wider european context in which history happened.
We will create a forum for exchanging and learning more about various national and local remembrance narratives, including the specific narratives of various victim groups. Another is bringing remembrance culture, and its challenges, closer to young people, making it easier to comprehend and understand, and giving the voice to young people to shape the remembrance culture in their own societies.