Youth Competition 2019/20

For the 5. International Trans.History Youth Competition we invited students from Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to send us their innovative and creative projects in one of the three categories:

  • Movies
  • Graphic novels
  • Photo stories

on one of the three thematic topics:

  • „Famous Jewish person of my country“
  • „(Hidden) Jewish heritage of my region“
  • „Righteous Gentiles* and the importance of civic courage“

* Those non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Their stories reveal what transforms people from bystanders into upstanders

We received almost 30 projects which were reviewed by an international jury formed by six experts in audiovisual projects and Jewish history.

The awarded projects were presented during the Trans.History Lublin webinar on May 29, 2020.

The Winners

Two 1st places:

„The Architect of the City‘s Soul“

Project by: Valeria Rosior, Alisa Sadovnicov
Produced by: Ilia Vivici
Teacher: Svetlana Kostetskaia
School: Liceul Teatral Chisinau, Moldova
Music by:


The Story of Anna Mass: My father‘s apprentice“ (click to download)

Artist: Jan Chorągiewicz
School: Elementary School Nr. 29, Lublin, Poland

2nd place:

„How can one survive“ (click to download)

Artist: Réka Kisvárdai
School: Simonyi Károly secondary and vocational school, Pécs, Hungary

3rd place:

„Righteous – Heroes of the Jewish people“ (click to download)

Project by: Kinga Kłos, Antonina Sarzyńska, Weronika Niemczuk, Natasza Szymbor
Teacher: Iwona Kryczka
School: XXIX High School Lublin „Zapora“, Poland