The 3rd transnational partner meeting and conference of the “HANNAH – Challenging and Debunking Antisemitic Myths” in the beautiful city of Novi Sad
The 3rd transnational partner meeting of the “HANNAH – Challenging and Debunking Antisemitic Myths” project was held on the 16th of June at the Archives of Vojvodina in the beautiful city of Novi Sad, coordinated by Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. and organised by the team of Terraforming. Partners discussed the next steps with regard to the project implementation and more specifically concerning the Policy Recommendations aiming to counter antisemitism through education, the dissemination of all developed project results, the screening of the documentary episodes, the national conferences, the training seminars, the Youth Competition, and the 4th transnational partner meeting in Hamburg (28-29 September 2022).
In the evening, the project coordinator of the HANNAH project, Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi, introduced the project and its results at the Archives of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia within the framework of the international conference “From the Novi Sad Raid to Auschwitz” organised by the team of our Serbian partner, Terraforming. The event was opened by a salutation speech from the Director of the Vojvodina Museum and the Director of Terraforming. The event gave us the opportunity to meet local, national and international stakeholders of Terraforming.
The JKPeV team participated from 17-19 in the international conference “From the Novi Sad Raid to Auschwitz“ which was organised by Terraforming within the framework of the European Capital of Culture – Novi Sad 2022. The conference was based on the three pillars of the EU Strategy on combatting antisemitism and fostering Jewish life. Panel discussions on antisemitism in times of crisis, disinformation and fear, the future of Memory, rebuilding the life after the Holocaust, gender perspectives in memorialisation and education, the future of remembrance, and addressing antisemitism at local, national and European level were held at different venues in the city of Novi Sad. Our team member, Stefan May gave a short overview of the specific forms of antisemitism in Dresden and Saxony and how these are confronted using certain tools and methods developed by the HANNAH project in the panel discussion “Antisemitism in times of crisis, disinformation and fear”.
From 16-20 June, Olga Yocheva from Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. with the support of the Terraforming team filmed the last episode of the HANNAH documentary series which is about the history and traditions of Novi Sad as well as the contemporary life of the Jewish communities. Special focus is given to antisemitism in the past and the present and to best practices to counter it. The filming includes several interviews with members of the Jewish Community, historians, researchers and artists as well as visits to the Archives of Vojvodina, the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad, Novi Sad Synagogue, KC Svilara, the Serbian National Theatre, and the Monument to the Victims of the Novi Sad Raid.