About the Project

Our main activities:

Together with our local partners in Ukraine and Moldova, our goal is to connect Ukrainians and Moldovans to their country’s Jewish history, and to their neighbors. We believe that cultural exchange is necessary to foster democratic values. Through the trans-national approach of this program, we encourage critical thinking and a balanced culture of remembrance. The program also aims to involve young Ukrainians and Moldovans by offering a video competition that motivates them to explore the history of their country.

Since June 2015, we have held five training seminars for a total of 150 Ukrainian teachers and NGO representatives on 20th Century Ukrainian-Jewish history. Since January 2017, we also offer professional development seminars for teachers and civil society multipliers in Moldova. We have held 3 seminars in Moldova with over 100 participants. We also aim to build bridges to Germany by bringing together educational multipliers from all three countries.

Our three core beliefs:

  • we believe in no borders
  • stories are universal, and connect us all
  • no one can teach a teacher better than a teacher

Our target groups:

  • teachers and multipliers of formal and non-formal education, NGO representatives in Ukraine and Moldova
  • students in Ukraine and Moldova

Our goals:

  • fostering democratic values such as pluralism, and a critical discussion of 20th and 21st century Ukrainian history, with a special focus on Jewish history, the Holocaust, and Euromaidan
  • promoting active civil society participation through the implementation of nation-wide video competitions
  • strengthen interest in local Jewish history and Holocaust Education
  • combat prejudices, xenophobia, and anti-semitism

Our activities and outputs in Ukraine:

  • training seminars for educators and NGO representatives in Ukraine
  • three films on Jewish-Ukrainian history and lectures on Jewish history available on the Trans.History website
  • bilingual travelling exhibition “The Ukrainian-Jewish Family Album” (English/Ukrainian), with accompanying brochure
  • Connect Trans.History participants with each other and educators from Germany and other countries on facebook and other social media sites
  • annual student video competition on Ukrainian Jewish history and questions on Civil Society

Our activities and outputs in Moldova:

  • training seminars for educators and NGO representatives in Moldova
  • website in Romanian and Russian
  • two short films on Moldovan-Jewish history
  • annual student video competition on Moldovan and Ukrainian Jewish history and Civil Society projects

Leaflet about the Trans.History project (click to download)