We have been super busy at The Together Plan, both here in the UK and in Belarus too. The Coronavirus pandemic has for sure changed our way of working, with our aid project on hold for now and community work in Belarus suspended or taking place virtually where possible. However, our research for our Jewish cultural heritage trail is ongoing, we are translating a second book on the Minsk Ghetto, and our Youth for Youth members are engaging and connecting more than ever before. We had a phenomenal surge of activity in safe spaces for the London Marathon 2.6 challenge showing what a difference we can all make when we pull together. This month we look at the vital importance of the lessons learned from history with special reference to the untold atrocities that took place between Poland and Moscow between 1941 and 1943 brilliantly researched in Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder, and we help you to celebrate Shavuot with some delicious mouth-watering recipes.
All the best and stay safe,
The Together Plan Team
Under Hitler and Stalin, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. What happened on the territory of Belarus between 1941 and 1943? Award-winning historian Timothy Snyder’s superbly researched book ‘Bloodlands’ offers us a detailed insight into this tragic history.
We will shortly be unveiling details of our exciting story writing competition to win a prize yet to be revealed. Information will soon be available on our website.