Polish-German-Israeli youth meeting 2015-02-08 , other project activities

”Forgotten stories – forgotten people: young people from Poland, Germany and Israel learn about the fate of victims of National Socialism.” Such is the title of a three-stage project, whose second stage was implemented in Zamość between 1 February and 6 February. The project was initiated by Peter Zinke from Nuremberg and Krystyna Rybińska-Smyk. The participants were pupils from Maria Konopnicka Secondary School no. 2 in Zamość, Dürer-Gymnasium in Nuremberg and Youth Village Kfar Silver in Hof Ashkelon. In Nuremberg, the pupils took part in workshops on making radio broadcasts, under the guidance of media specialists. The first interview with a witness to history was conducted there; the eight subsequent ones were carried out in Zamość. The remaining interviews are to be recorded in Israel. The materials garnered by the participants are going to provide the basis for a series of broadcasts compiled on a CD-ROM (in Polish, German and Hebrew language versions) and aired on Nuremberg “Radio Z”.

In Zamość, the project participants interviewed “The Children of Zamość Region,” “children of war,” a woman awarded the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” and forced labourers. The young people also visited memorials scattered around the city, the Up­per-Se­con­da­ry Scho­ol Com­plex No.4 and they went to Bełżec. On Monday, they paid a visit to the Mayor of Zamość, Andrzej Wnuk. The meeting proved to be an enjoyable experience.

The project is financed by The German-Polish Youth Office (Jugendwerk), the German Foundation “Rememberance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and the F.C. Flick Foundation.