It is with great excitement that after months and months of hard work we are now putting the finishing touches to the ‘Making History Together’ travelling Holocaust Exhibition that will be launched at a special event on November 13th.
This new exhibition will offer a whole new perspective on learning about the Holocaust. It supplements the ‘Making History Together’ programme for young learners – a programme that can also be done with parents as it is virtual with materials sent by post. What is unique about the programe and the exhibition is that it explores what happened to the Jews in Belarus, and presents a fascinating new approach through six themes. The programme and the exhibition is as much a journey of self-development as it is a journey through history. Very few know what happened in Belarus between 1941 and 1944, even in Belarus for the most part this history lies dormant – a legacy of the Soviet years. This is why we have also started the programme in Belarus, with the support of the Jewish Child’s Day charity and it is why we are now working on producing the exhibition in Russian to be sent to Belarus in 2023. We are extremely excited that The British Embasy in Belarus have sponsored both the exhibitions.
Michael Skakun is an author who lives in New York. In his book ‘On Burning Ground – a son’s memoir’ he tells the incredible story of how his father, who came from Novogroduk, Belarus, survived the war. In the words of Michael Skakun:
Present-day Belarus, from Brest in the west to Vitebsk in the northeast, once constituted a centerpiece of Jewish culture in Europe, inclusive of top-drawer rabbinical academies, of first-rank literature and journalism, of linguistic hothouses in which the development of both Hebrew and Yiddish could flower, and so much more. An understanding of modern Jewish life is inseparable from Belarus. The Together Plan is so vital in making this recognition and rediscovery an essential part of twenty-first century discourse.
If you would like to know more about the Making History Together programme, which starts in Febuary 2023, please click here.
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