Meeting the concerns about the growing polarization and xenophobic sentiment in Europe, the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation joins forces with the Center for Civic Education in the project “Re: memory – multimedia local stories” about the history of the 20th century.
In the program, young people from 50 schools analyze local events in the period 1918–1948 in terms of social mechanisms related to discrimination, exclusion, nationalist moods, the development of Nazism, anti-Semitism, displacement, and propaganda. We want to reflect both on the experiences of World War II and the period of the Second Polish Republic (set in the broader context of the processes taking place in Europe at that time) and the first post-war years. We place emphasis on a critical analysis of sources, processes and mechanisms that can also be observed today.
Students analyze historical sources and use them to create multimedia reports, in which the teams will be helped by workshops with regional journalists. Young people also undertake creative activities in public space to commemorate a selected event or to manifest an attitude of openness, respect, and disagreement with intolerance today.
The program is implemented by the Center for Civic Education. The project partner is the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation. The program is financially supported by the EVZ Remembrance – Responsibility – Future Foundation.