Terraforming’s vision and long-term activities with librarians and archivists
The training fitted into Terraforming’s long-term activities on empowering librarians and archivists to take a new role as multipliers in the fields of Holocaust education. Particularly in Serbia, Terraforming is continuously working on various activities involving libraries and archives with aim to create new opportunities for teaching and learning about the Holocaust and contribute a network-building among new stakeholders to further work on different outreach programs related to Jewish life, culture and history in local, regional and European context.
This vision developed by Terraforming has earned international attention after the International Holocaust remembrance Alliance IHRA awarded Terraforming with the annual Yehuda Bauer Grant for the concept of the International Library Platform for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust. Many elements of the training for Serbian librarians and archivists in Yad Vashem, its format and content, were tailored in a way that could serve to explore new ways of working with these target audiences, and that way contribute valuable findings to the awarded project about the International Library Platform for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust.
This is just a beginning…
Taking the training in Yad Vashem as the initial first step, Terraforming has prepared a series of activities in 2018 and 2019 for Serbian librarians and archivists. Among others, there will be workshops, visits, mentorship programs and exchanges in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the International Tracing Service ITS in Bad Arolsen, Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, Polin Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and other renowned international partners.