REDISCOVER Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region

Today's Jewish society in the Danube region is fragmented: the capitals and large regional centers have a significant residual community with preserved religious and cultural features. Mid-sized cities with limited built cultural heritage are usually linked to well-known heritage centres on the tourism market. For them, the main challenge is to find ways to explore the tangible/intangible elements of Jewish cultural heritage in order to create competitive cultural products with potential tourism prospects.

The re-discovery of the Jewish cultural heritage of project scenes means that besides intangible elements that are well-known to the wide audience (synagogues, cemeteries, memorials, public/ business/residential buildings) are to be organised into creative attractions, to include and integrate intangible elements usually not recognised by the mainstream community and visitors. Such elements like music & literature, religion & festivals, traditions & lifestyle, cuisine & local recipes, oral history, photo collections, legacy of famous local born Jewish personalities, arts, events etc. This project would like to help creating competitive advantages for cities with otherwise scarce JCH attractions.

The main objective of the project is to explore, revive and present the hidden intellectual heritage along with locally available Jewish cultural heritage of project partner cities. That can create a jointly presented, synergistic tourism tool/service that is accessible to the wide audiance as well.

The involvement of locations with different historic economic background also enables the creation of solutions applicable for various other contexts, supporting transferability. Key outputs, like Joint Visibility Strategy, or Community–sourced Jewish Cultural Heritage Valorisation Handbook help to replicate the initiative in further cities of the Danube Region.

Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1846346,45
ERDF Contribution: 1267175,28
IPA Contribution: 302219,19
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Municipality of Szeged Lead partner toth.eszter@szeged.eu HUNGARY
Szeged and Surroundings Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. ERDF partner acs.szilvia@szegedtourinfo.hu HUNGARY
Municipality of Galati ERDF partner hanta.c@primariagalati.ro ROMANIA
Municipality of Timisoara ERDF partner Gabriel.Popa@primariatm.ro ROMANIA
Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota ERDF partner helga.lukac@zkts-ms.si SLOVENIA
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Project News

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    - 12-09-2019
    Shalom Jerusalem - Jewish Festival in Timisoara

    This year was a special one for Timisoara and for its Jewish Community. On September 1, 2019, the city hosted the first edition of the Jewish Festival "Shalom Jerusalem" Timisoara. The event was organized by the Jewish Community of Timisoara,...

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    - 21-08-2019

    We are delighted to invite you to the first Jewish festival in Timisoara. The festival will take place on 1st of September, starting at 10.00 local time. The program will include the show of the Jewish Theatre from Bucharest with a famous...

  • REDISCOVER - 160th birthday of synagogue’s architect Lipót Baumhorn
    - 08-08-2019
    160th birthday of synagogue’s architect Lipót Baumhorn

    Next year will be the 160th anniversary of Lipót Baumhorn Jewish architect's birthday. He designed many buildings in many cities along the Danube. One of his buildings is the Szeged Synagouge. During the design process he wrote letters to rabbi...

  • REDISCOVER - COMPETITION IN THE DAY CENTER OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN TIMISOARA
    - 09-07-2019
    COMPETITION IN THE DAY CENTER OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN TIMISOARA

    There were two contests held for elderly people from the Day Center in Timisoara in May: one of dessert ornaments and one of glass-painting. Contests always animate and delight the elderly. This kind of activities and their weekly meetings are...

  • REDISCOVER - Szeged Jewish Community Archives - Cataloging, Indexing and partly Digitization
    - 02-07-2019

    In this article Rediscover project would like to give a glimpse of another project dealing with Jewish heritage in Hungary, Szeged. This project seeks to catalog, index and partly (ca. 15 meters out of a total of 25 meters) digitize the...

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