"House of Memory" sees itself as a project of digital and interactive memory culture. Together with students,
and the general public, the topics of anti-Semitism and totalitarianism are addressed in workshops, podcasts and museum talks.
and totalitarianism and, based on historical processes in Bukovina, also relates them to the present.
to the present. Against the background of the Russian war of aggression, the project has gained a very high topicality. A
goal of the project is also the realization of a webdocu and learning app, which can be used in educational work at schools, universities
and museums.
In a figurative sense, the Jewish "House of Memory" represents a place that commemorates the entire and diverse history of Jewry in Bukovina. On the one hand, it is a symbol of a self-confident national community that was able to organize and cultivate its political, social and cultural life in this building, which was opened in Chernivtsi in 1908 during Habsburg times. On the other hand, the "House" is also a sign of the end of this era, after the majority of the 130,000 Bukovina Jews were ghettoized and deported to the camps in Transnistria in 1941, as a radical consequence of anti-Semitic and totalitarian processes. After World War II, the building was misused during the Soviet era. Only since Ukraine's independence in the early 1990s were Jewish organizations allowed to operate here again. The Jewish Museum has been housed in some rooms since 2008. The project's workshops and Museum Talks take place here, and the building is also integrated into the web documentary and learning app as a graphic-visual animation. 
  • Embed participatory formats into the project: workshops, podcasts, Museum Talks target young audiences in schools and universities as well as a wider audience. 
  • Develop a web documentary and learning app on the history of anti-Semitism and totalitarianism in Bukovina. 
  • Raising awareness of anti-Semitic stereotypes and exclusionary currents as well as forms of resentment and their consequences, and strengthening resilience to discriminatory slogans and disinformation, especially in the virtual space. 
  • Changing museum culture in Ukraine towards an educational space and contributing to the digital transformation of (extra-)curricular offerings. 
  • Cooperation with international educational institutions

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