Conferences in Serbia

Terraforming organized the HANNAH international conference within the framework of the European Capital of Culture – Novi Sad 2022 from 16-19 June 2022. On the first day of programme, the 16th of June, the coordinator of the project, Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi from Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – JKPeV, shortly presented the Hannah project and project outputs while the HANNAH documentary episodes were being screened. During that evening the conference attendants had the opportunity to meet representatives of the HANNAH project consortium and discuss. In the following days, from 17-19 June 2022, several panel discussions were held, moderated by the director of Terraforming, Miško Stanišić, in which experts from different institutions in Europe and the USA participated such as historians, educators, project officers, artists, psychologists, academics and journalists as well as representatives from the HANNAH project consortium: Dr. Alexandra Patrikiou (Jewish Museum of Greece – JMG), Anna Wencel (Galicia Jewish Museum – GJM), Katja Grosse-Sommer (Centropa), and Stefan May (Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – JKPeV).

There were participants from 20 to 71 years old. The young people were mostly students who were particularly interested in this topic, while we also had a few of them in their later years. Most of the participants are historians or activists in non-governmental organizations and associations, but we also had artists, researchers, journalists, archivists and educators in the audience. During the Hannah project presentation we had 26 participants and by the end of the events we have in total around 80 participants.

On August 21, Terraforming implemented the HANNAH national conference at the Archives of Vojvodina. After the formal reception, Miško Stanišić, the director of Terraforming, Misko Stanisic, presented the project and its outputs and the Hannah documentary episodes were screened, including the episode about the Jewish community in Novi Sad. Participants of the conference had the opportunity to acquire more information about the HANNAH project results and to meet members of the Jewish community of Novi Sad..

Among 45 participants of the national conference, there were over 30 teachers from all over Serbia, as well as local Jewish community representatives, members of the Serbian IHRA delegation, archivists, journalists and others.

The Head of the Serbian IHRA delegation and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nemanja Starović, gave an opening speech, emphasizing the importance of working on education about the Holocaust and raising awareness of antisemitism.