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
Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota ERDF partner helga.lukac@zkts-ms.si SLOVENIA
City of Osijek ERDF partner vesna.brezovac@osijek.hr CROATIA
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Project News

  • REDISCOVER - Windows of Celebration
    - 10-07-2020
    Windows of Celebration

    Project REDICOVER: expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region aims at capitalizing on this legacy by creating value in social cohesion, tourism potential and cultural abundance. Following the aims of the project, we...

  • REDISCOVER - Remembering of the Holocaust in Szeged
    - 29-06-2020
    Remembering of the Holocaust in Szeged

    On June 25, 1944 the first wagon left Szeged, with 90-100 person/wagon. The train took Jews including many children and women, to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. On 27 and 28 June other trains started and 8600 of our Hungarian Jewish...

  • REDISCOVER - Baumhorn 2020 - Remembering Lipót Baumhorn
    - 22-06-2020
    Baumhorn 2020 - Remembering Lipót Baumhorn

    Since 2020 marks the 160th anniversary of Lipót Baumhorn's birth, we would like to commemorate his work with a series of posts. During this year we will introduce his synagogues and most famous residential and commercial buildings. We have...

  • REDISCOVER - We mourn the passing of Aunt Szidi
    - 16-03-2020
    We mourn the passing of Aunt Szidi

    It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Aunt Szidi, our beloved member of the Jewish Community in Szeged. Aunt Szidi, the former head of the Jewish Nursing Home in Szeged was 95 years old. Mrs Szidónia Krausz Herman...

  • REDISCOVER - Thematic Routes Workshop – partner meeting in Banja Luka
    - 13-03-2020
    Thematic Routes Workshop – partner meeting in Banja Luka

    The Rediscover partnership held its usual half-yearly partner meeting in Banja Luka in February. Originally the meeting was planned to be a two-day meeting, but since the project arrived at the most crucial phase of implementation, the...

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