Remebering the Past, Learning for the Future Project

Benjamin Schlesinger (the child in the centre of the image) at the Cozinha Económica Israelita, the refugee canteen in Lisbon at the time of World War II – Sousa Mendes Foundation

The Research Group 6 of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (GI6/ULICES) proudly announces that the project “Remembering the Past, Learning for the Future: Research-Based Digital Learning from Testimonies of Survivors and Rescuers of the Holocaust“ [ID 740639658] was approved for funding by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in March 2021. With the total funding of 33.656 EUR,  the project will last for 12 months, from 5 April 2021 until 4 April 2022. 

In cooperation with USC Shoah Foundation, Zachor Foundation, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, and the University of Luxembourg,  ULICES GI6 will create digital educational resources in Portuguese based on the video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and rescuers from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

Principal Investigator: Zsófia Gombár (GI6/ULICES)

Research Team (GI6/ULICES): Susana Valdez, Catarina Xavier, Ana Raquel Fernandes, Hanna Pieta, and Cláudia Martins

International Partners: Andrea Szőnyi (USC Shoah Foundation), Gabriella Komoly (Zachor Foundation), Ildikó Barna (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem), Jakub Bronec (University of Luxembourg), and Martin Smok (OpenEye).

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