Thessaloniki, March 2020.The city has a hard lockdown regime for 5 consecutive months. During quarantine ,due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two students discover an old cassette player and listen to the story of a hidden child of the German Occupation. The texts are based on the book "548 days with another name" by Rosina Asser-Pardo
“Puerta Redonda” was the name of the old Jewish Cemetery in Thessaloniki the history of which goes back in ancient times. In December 1942, the cemetery was vandalized, demolished and finally handed over to the Aristotle University as “a property abandoned by its owners”.
A story about the necessity to realize group-marriages in Thessaloniki during 1946. How long one has to wait before he understands that his family is lost? Why did the witnesses sign the wedding documents with their numbers?
Students; Fokas Nikolas, Mouratidou Mara & Papadopoulou Melina.
Coordinator teacher: Efraimidou Katerina
The true story of Victoria Benouzilio who was just a child during the German Occupation that was saved because she was hidden by her godfather at his house. He was a wealthy Christian and loved her very much. What happened when her mother returned from Auschwitz? What are the difficulties of learning “the Jewish life” for a second time when one is only a small child?
Students; Kanelli Marialena, Kostakoglou Eleni & Melisourgou Elina
Coordinator teacher; Katerina Efraimidou
While working on a broader project about Jewish History in Thessaloniki, the students came across some gravestones, which they photographed and brought to school. We contacted the Israeli history teacher Ronen Kandel, whom I met during the CSA 2016. He provided the translations. The students then created this video which got them a ticket to visit Auschwitz for free. They added English subtitles and are happy to share it with you!
A Pannonhalmi Bencés Gimnázium tanulóinak filmje a pápai zsidóság történetéről.
A film 2016-ban második helyezést ért el a Centropa videó készító versenyén.
Video on the Jewish history of Pápa by the students of the Benedictin High School in Pannonhalma.
The film received 2nd place in 2016 at Centropa's video making competition.
We have made a short film about the Jewish memories of Buda. Our school is situated in Buda and originally it was a catholic school for girls which belonged to the order of Sion. It was built in 1930 and during the World War II. the nuns gave shelter for 110 Jewish women. They all survived.