Their destiny – our history

Student contest kick-off

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The Foundation for the commemoration of the 80th sad anniversary of the Holocaust has launched a student competition to raise interest among local young people in the past of the Jewish community in and around Győr. A deeper understanding of this shared past will ensure a more tolerant, open, united and stronger future for the city.

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The contest is open to teams of three students from ten invited high-schools in Győr, Pannonhalma and Csorna. Their work is supported by history teachers of the schools. The project kick-off meeting took place in mid-September 2022 and was attended by teachers from the schools concerned, who were briefed by experts with a high level of knowledge of the subject matter.

According to Péter Krausz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Roots in Győr Foundation, “the student contest is one of the most important parts of the preparations for the commemoration of the anniversary. It is closely linked to the World Reunion of the descendants of concentration camp survivors planned in Győr for July 2024. It is also an example of the multigenerational and inclusive nature of the Reunion. We aim to make the work of the participants as widely known as possible. A good way to do this will be to present all the results of the contest to all the students and, of course, to the jury. In addition, the winning team will present their research results at a commemorative conference in the framework of the World Reunion. The best artworks will be exhibited. We will also ensure the online publication of the research reports and artworks.”

Roots to branches © P. Krausz

The “Jewish Roots in Győr Foundation” was established in the second half of 2021. It was registered in January 2022. Its main task is the preparation of a dignified commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Holocaust and the implementation of related projects.

See also: Szombat and Győri Szalon and Győr+