“The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album” in Poltava, Ukraine

From March 19 to 29 our exhibition „The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ was on display at the Poltava Law College of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Yuliya Kochuk organized a fantastic event with an introduction to Centropa‘s educational program, lectures, screening of our short film „Return to Rivne“ as well as discussion and reflection sessions. 7 educational institutions visited the exhibition, overall more than 800 people.

We are especially thankful to Kateryna Gorodnicha, Vladislava Oliynik, Darina Lopulyak, Yelizaveta Soroka and Yuliya Melnikova who guided other students through the exhibition. And last but not least, a huge THANK YOU to Yuliya Kochuk! We are looking forward to meeting you in Odessa!

Photo by Maks Levin

„The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ traveled to Vîșcăuți

Where would we be without teachers like Natalia Balan from Susleni, Moldova? Natalia, a history and civic education teacher, organized the second presentation of „The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ within three weeks. This time she brought our exhibition to the Vîșcăuți branch of LT „Vasile Lupu“ from March 20 to 27.

We are more than happy to meet you at our Trans.History seminar in Odessa, Natalia!

UJFA went to Zaporizhia

Thanks to our wonderful veteran educator, Тetyana Irioglu, „The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ has been at Collegium „Elint“ in Zaporizhia from March 5-14, 2019. She organized a great public event with an introduction to Centropa‘s educational program and the exhibition, welcome remarks by regional and city representatives and workshops on Jewish history and culture and the multiculturalism as the basis of a modern society. Besides, 12 of Tetyana‘s students acted as guides for other students and guests.

We once again like to share with you Tetyana‘s presentation of our Ukrainian exhibition on local TV station Suspilne Zaporizhia and two live feeds from Оksana Gusak and the Scientific-Methodical Center in Zaporizhia at the public exhibition presentation.

„The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ was in Orhei

From March 4-8, 2019 our exhibition „The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ was with history teacher Nicu Singereanu at IPLT Onisifor Ghibu in Orhei. The exhibition was presented within the regional conference „Holocaust – moment de rememorare a istoriei“ which was attended by 50 students, the vice-president of the Orhei rayon, Rabbi Ilie, the head of the Orhei Jewish community, Izeaslav Mundrean, our Moldovan coordinator, Irina Shikhova, and the director of the state archive, Ion Varta. During the event Centropa‘s short film about Ivan Barbul“ was screened and a group of students presented the results of a study conducted in

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Exhibition presentation at LT „Vasile Lupu“ in Susleni

We just received this photo from Natalia Balan, history teacher at LT „Vasile Lupu“ in Susleni where our travelling exhibition „The Moldova Jewish Family Album“ has been displayed from March 11-17. We are very pleased that Natalia established contact with Izeaslav Mundrean, head of the Jewish community in Orhei, whom she met first during our Trans.History seminar in November 2018. She made an excursion with her students to Orhei – and developed a nice project and presentation afterwards – and even invited Izeaslav Mundrean to address all guests, students and educators present at the exhibition opening at LT „Vasile Lupu“. We hope that this exchange and cooperation will further grow!

MJFA was on display in Anenii Noi

For two weeks, from February 16 to March 2, our Moldovan exhibition was displayed at IPLT „Mihai Eminescu“ in Anenii Noi. History teacher Zinaida Renchez organized a vast program around „The Moldovan Jewish Family Album“ with screenings of Centropa‘s educational films, workshops for students and lessons on Jewish history and the Holocaust. These are her impressions from working with the exhibition:

„Having ‘The Moldovan Jewish Family Album‘ at our school was a fantastic experience for the whole school community. Students and teachers alike were able to discover a neglected part of their own country’s history, to learn about the rich Jewish culture in Moldova and the great contributions it made to the development of society.“

Thanks to Zinaida and all students and educators at IPLT „Mihai Eminescu“!

UJFA was at Oleshky Specialized Comprehensive School

„The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ has been at Oleshky Specialized Comprehensive School No.2 from February 18 to 29, 2019! Thanks to Nadezhda Kolpachenko and school director, Mr. Sidorenko, there has been a fantastic program with lectures, film screening, a walking tour and student projects! Furthermore, an amazing 12 students have been trained as tour guides for our Ukrainian exhibition!

This is what Nadezhda shared with us after the exhibition event: „Thank you for the opportunity to explore the history of personal stories of people who used to be and are a fixed part of the Ukrainian society before, during and after the Holocaust. Oral history and visual sources are an important historical tool designed to preserve the memory of the past.“

Thanks to all students and teachers involved! Thanks, Oleshky active citizens!

„The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ at Nestor Litopysets Volhynia Lyceum in Kremenets

„The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ has been at Волинський ліцей імені Нестора Літописця in Kremenets from February 1-13, 2019. More than 600 people have been introduced to the exhibition, in particular due to the wonderful students who acted as tour guides: Inna Strizhak (Стрижак Інна), Yana Shirma (Ширма Яна), Katerina Prokopishin (Прокопишин Катерина), Olga Boyanzhiy (Боянжій Ольга), Irina Yatchishina (Ятчишина Ірина).

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UJFA is coming to Oleshky

Our travelling exhibition „The Ukrainian Jewish Family Album“ will be at Oleshky Specialized Comprehensive School from February 15 to 28, 2019. For everyone interested in seeing our exhibition there will be a public event on February 19 at 10am. Thank you, Nadya Kolpachenko for hosting our exhibition at your school!