Making History Together: Exhibition Showing
We are delighted to invite you to the Making History Together interactive travelling exhibition on Monday February 20th 2023 at Brondesbury Park Synagogue between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.
This is an opportunity to explore the story of the Jews of Belarus, what happened in the Holocaust years between 1941 and 1944 and during the years that followed.
The exhibition came out of the Making History Together Programme which has been designed for teenagers not just as an introduction to the Holocaust but also as a programme of self-development which is giving them a HEAD START on everything they need to know on how to combat divisive behaviour, antisemitism, develop positive leadership and more. The exhibition is suitable for all ages 12 and over.
The Making History Together Programme has also inspired a parallel Holocaust programme in Belarus where currently there is no official Holocaust education. We are working on a second travelling exhibition that will be sent to Belarus in 2023.
We hope you will be able to drop in on Monday 20th February and be sure to have your phones with you so that you can scan the QR codes to get to the bonus extras and to access the films. This is immensely important yet little known Holocaust history!
There will also be a session from 7:45pm for parents and children (years 8 and 9) about the Making History Programme 2023.
There will be refreshments available and please feel free to bring friends and family.
Debra has been working in Belarus for over ten years and is a passionate advocate for Jewish community, history, heritage and identity. Debra has worked tirelessly to grow The Together Plan in order to give agency to Jewish people coming out of a traumatic past, to empower them and give them skills and self-belief to rebuild and revive. It is Debra’s mantra that together we can make a real and positive difference for a better, stronger and more cohesive Jewish landscape in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Leo LevineMaking History Together Project Coordinator
Leo is a recent Masters graduate from McGill University, having studied History. Born and raised in Austria in a Russian-speaking family, his multi-national background enabled him to connect with multiple sides of his national identity, and thanks to The Together Plan’s Youth For Youth program, he could identify with his Jewish roots in more depth. In 2019, he translated his grandfather’s book Brest of my Memory, a unique perspective of 1930s-1960s Brest. In late 2020, he built the educational program Making History Together in collaboration with Debra Brunner, providing the younger generation an opportunity to learn about the history of Jewish Belarus.