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Documentary film screening: Jewisch Life in Dresden, Athens, Krakow, Novi Sad and Hamburg

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In the frame of the Jewish Week, Jüdische Musik- und Theaterwoche Dresden, JKPeV screened the five episodes of the HANNAH documentary series focused on Jewish history, life and culture in Athens-Greece, Dresden-Germany, Hamburg-Germany, Krakow-Polad and Novi Sad-Serbia that JKPeV produced in cooperation with our partners within the framework of the two-year European project HANNAH – Challenging and Debunking Antisemitic Myths. The episodes about Dresden, Krakow and Novi Sad were screened on 15.11. and the episodes about Athens, Hamburg, and Dresden on 17.11. Following the screening, many questions were asked to the filmmaker, Olga Yocheva, who travelled to all those locations and video recorded representatives of the Jewish communities of those cities, historians, policy makers, activists and of course representatives of the partner organisations in the HANNAH project (Jewish Museum of Greece, the Galicia Jewish Museum, Centropa and Terraforming) that spoke about the history of the Jewish communities in their cites, the current life, culture and traditions, antisemitism and explained ways to combat antisemitism. Several guests were particularly interested in the HANNAH project and its results and therefore, the moderator of the event, Stefan May from JKPeV, shortly presented the HANNAH project and its outputs such as, the free online course which is focused on Jewish history, life, and culture in Germany, Greece, Poland and Serbia, as well as on  different forms of antisemitism, ways to combat antisemitism (vle.hannah-project.eu). The participants were directed to the HANNAH website, where they can watch oral history testimonies of second-generation Holocaust survivors, check the digital repository of antisemitic narratives and debunking responses, the educational graphic novel and the other results. If you missed the screenings, you can watch all documentary episodes via the website of the project: https://hannah-project.eu/documentary/