The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective and provides an innovative and unique institution located in Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Kraków. The objectives of the museum are to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland and to educate both Poles and Jews about their own histories, whilst encouraging them to think about the future. The museum’s cultural and educational program is one of the most extensive in Poland, providing a range of services for both individual and group visitors. The educational team developed specific communicative methods that seek to challenge visitors’ perspectives. The educators of the museum are in a permanent reflective process regarding their pedagogical approach.
Role within the project
For Galicia Jewish Museum, education assistant Bartosz Duszyński will participate in work package #3 together with the NGO Edah, the educational team of the museums of the city of Linz and the commemoration site Hartheim Castle. Their task in work package #3 is to provide insight in the workshop method “Choices Faced, Decisions Made: The Holocaust and Wartime Morality”. This workshop deals with the scope of choices and responsibilities people faced in Nazi time. The GJM educational team will invite young students and the MemAct! consortium to experience and analyse the workshop. The result on this workshop evaluation will lead to guidelines for addressing the ethics of responsibility and civic participation in the Nazi system and inform methods that will be available in the Open Access Online Tool-box.