Di: Jewish Choral Society
Un progetto inserito

Deadline project proposals: 31-12-2019
Deadline partner’s expression of interest in participating in the project proposal: 31-12-2019
Action, Measure in the framework Action, Measure in the framework of “Europe for Citizens” Programme: Strand 1: European remembrance, Strand 2. Democratic engagement and civic participation. Town Twinning

“Never Forget, Holocaust, Never Repeat – Music Writes Memories– combating prejudices, discrimination, racism, Anti-Semitism for tolerance”
This project has been running for eight years now. So far 75 public lectures, over 14.500 direct participants, via media tens of thousands more.
Public lectures/workshops comprising History, Music, Psychology and a survivor’s story, organized in Belgrade, Serbian cities, possibly across Europe and in the region, for the young (primarily high schools pupils), teachers, students, wide audience, for media, civil servants, Diplomatic Core. Moderator conducts the lecture (1.40 h) linking the Choir, Historian and Psychologist with the Survivor’s story. Music is introducing the period, atmosphere and event. The Historian explains historical facts, figures, dates (PP Presentation), while the Survivor tells personal, true story on his/her (family) suffering. Short description of (Jewish) life in Belgrade and the country/Europe before the War, during (manipulation, humiliation, restrictions, extermination, camps, fighting), and after. Documentary photos complement the lecture. Learning on sites of suffering in Belgrade/Serbia, region wide/EU. Music clarifies the period before, during (suffering, killing, fighting, expresses gratitude, calls for remembrance), after. Social Psychologist (PP Presentation) -The explanation of the nature and origins of Holocaust (Anti-Anti-Semitism) is put in a much broader context of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination in general. Numerous sources of Prejudices Stereotypes Discrimination (PSD) are discussed. Among the origins of PSD, the role of social and historical situation, propaganda and socialization in school, roles of family and society are emphasized. The participants understand the process of discrimination - described by focusing on the roles of perpetrators, bystanders and helpers which not only make them better understand WWII (Holocaust) but make them better recognize the present wrong doings (examples of today) and future (permanent) dangers. Role of Righteous Among the Nations. Holocaust has happened and should never ever happen to anyone. Evaluation/questionnaire lists filled.

Activity 1. Workshop (travelling)
Activity 2. Research – anonymous questionnaire  +
               results systematized, analyzed ,  printed as
               brochure + exchange (country comparison)
Activity 3. Survivor’s story recorded (educational
                 DVD distribution)
Activity 4. Competition on Holocaust and
                combating prejudices/discrimination
                Essay, poem, poster, badge, video clip,
Activity 5. Round tables (travelling)  or Follow up
Activity 6.Travelling Concert (final lecture) –
                 Intercultural Musical Holiday Evening +
2. Cultural activities
    Concerts, exchange, festivals, workshops,
   intercultural dialogue, fight against prejudices,
    Anti-Semitism, discrimination …,Remembrance,
    non formal education, cooperation in building
    common EU culture and  history,  o celebrate EU
    cultural diversity,  citizens’ participation


Role of the partner organisation in the project
1. to participate directly with the educational      workshops, round tables  (travelling, organizing, preparing materials, research…)

2. to perform – travelling concerts, street  performances

3. to shoot/record survivors (stories) + DVD

4. distribute educational DVD

5. to participate actively in exchange (hosting)

3. to coorganize events and carry out leading partner’s undertaken tasks

4. to host events at home (round tables, conferences, meetings…)

 Comments from the applicant
We would very much appreciate to be your partner, to establish cooperation in any possible filed and project we might contribute, especially Remembrance, intercultural dialogue, music, exchange