Education program about Jewish cemeteries by ESJF, Centropa and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage

About the project

Cemeteries as outdoor classrooms

The stated goal of this project by ESJF, Centropa and FJH is to create awareness of both the historical and contemporary significance of Jewish cemeteries through educational outreach, teacher trainings, competitions as well as research and publication.

Please find the first prize winner project from students in Croatia.

Upcoming competitions

Youth Competition 2022

The Centropa youth competitions encourage young citizens from the project countries to send in digital projects such as short films, online brochures, or cemetery profiles on local Jewish cemeteries, which can be viewed on websites they create. The projects are reviewed by an international jury and are judged on their creativity, historical accuracy, and storytelling.

University Competition 2022

Furthermore, as part of an special art and photography competition university students from visual arts and photography departments in all seven participating project countries are invited to submit artwork inspired by Jewish cemeteries. The winning artworks will be featured on the website and in a traveling exhibition, accompanied by textual material developed using the Consortium’s database. To top it off, the artworks will also be presented at our final conference.

Call for entries as well as the guidelines for the 2022 competitions will be published soon. 

Teacher resources

Contact Us

— tell us about your project

Have you created a project about Jewish cemeteries? Are you interested in teaching Jewish heritage in your class? Are you looking for ways to include Jewish cemeteries in education? Then please reach out to the Centropa Team. We are happy to assist you and look forward to hearing about your projects.

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