Tbilisi Seminar – April 9-10, 2022

Our first in-person Trans.History training seminar in Georgia will take place at ZP Palace in Tbilisi from April 9-10, 2022. Together with our local partner, NGO Creative Development Center (CDC), we will bring together 25 educators and civil society activists from Georgia to discuss and share best practices on teaching and commemorating 20th century Jewish history and heritage, as wells as to promote tolerance and active citizenship. We want to thank our supporters, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Israeli Embassy in Tbilisi, for making this seminar possible.

This is what your can expect during our three day in-person training seminar in Tblisi:

  • Historical lecture by Teona Tkhelidze on  Jewish community life in Georgia and specifics of cultural assimilation
  • Presentation of Centropa’s newest travelling exhibition “Escaping the Holocaust – Jewish refugees in the Caucasus and Central Asia” at the David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations
  • Sneak preview of Centropa’s new Georgian Jewish history Podcast series
  • Walking tour to Jewish sites of interest in Tbilisi guided by Keti Chikviladze (Hillel Tbilisi)
  • Marketplace of Ideas in which teachers from Georgia (as well as from Moldova and Germany) present best-practice examples on teaching Jewish history in the classroom
  • Online lecture on “Discussing antisemitism in Moldova and Georgia” with Diana Dumitru (Associate professor at Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau, Moldova) and Ran Gidor (Israeli Ambassador in Tbilisi) with discussion

This seminar is open for Georgian educators and representatives of Georgian NGOs. The conference languages will be Georgian and English (simultaneous interpreting will be provided).

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