Youth Competition 2022/23

For the 8th international youth competition, students from Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Germany were invited to send us innovative and creative projects. We received 46 projects in the following categories:

● Film
● Graphic novel/storytelling

On one of the following two topics:

● Visual interpretation of a poem by a Jewish author
● A story speaks to me: Based on a Jewish biography from the Centropa database (

After much deliberation from our international panel of experts, facing the very challenging task of choosing between a great number of inspiring entries, we are excited to announce the winners:

1st place: Viktoriia Halatiak, Veronika Klianchyna, Anastasia Yeremitsa, Anna-Liza Hotynchan and Bidyak-Zakharova Polina

Teacher: Olga Polyak

Threads of Dora’s Life

2nd place: Jan Hyacent

Teacher: Ewa Sokołowska

Then so much happened

3rd place: Arina, Svitlana and Vardan Vardevanian

Children of dreams

NB. There are some factual inaccuracies regarding the boyfriend

Honourable Mention: Antonina Wasielewska

Zuzanna Ginczanka in the face of evil

Honourable Mention: Cristina Garabagiu and Andriana Banaru

Teacher: Macaru Vadim

Zlata Tkach – Queen of the Music Industry

Honourable Mention:

Olgierd Baran, Julia Dmowska and Aleksander Cizio

From darkness to hope – a Jewish struggle for freedom

Honourable Mention: Adriana Opas


Honourable Mention: Victoria Maley

Jewish life since the time of the Patriotic War based on the story of Iryna Aizenberg