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
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1846346,45
ERDF Contribution: 1267175,28
IPA Contribution: 302219,19
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
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 HUNGARY
Szeged and Surroundings Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. ERDF partner HUNGARY
Municipality of Galati ERDF partner ROMANIA
Municipality of Timisoara ERDF partner ROMANIA
Institute for Culture, Tourism and Sport Murska Sobota ERDF partner SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • 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...

    - 02-03-2020

    The Neolog Synagogue of Fabric District Timișoara, was built in the year 1898, by the prosperous local Jewish Community of the town quarter, which at that time declared itself as a Status Quo Ante Community. This meant that they did not want to...

  • REDISCOVER - Remembering Lipót Baumhorn
    - 10-02-2020
    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. Lipót...

  • REDISCOVER - Life and work of Otti Berger
    - 30-01-2020
    Life and work of Otti Berger

    On Sunday, January 26, upon the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Community of Osijek organised the lecture and presentation of life and work of Otti Berger, a famous Croatian Bauhaus designer of Jewish origin, born...

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