The final workshop within the "House of Memory" project's first cycle with the participation of Chernivtsi high school students

On March 1, the Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews hosted the last workshop on "The Totalitarian State and Its Discriminatory Practices" for high school students from the Ukrainian part of Bukovina.

The participants were students of Chernivtsi Lyceums No. 2 and No. 4. Everyone was delighted that there were no air-raid alarms or emergency power cuts. Both the organizers and the participants could thus fully concentrate on the content. The young girls and boys watched the presentations prepared for them and actively completed the tasks in the practical exercises. They drew parallels and quickly discovered similarities and differences between the "classical" totalitarian regimes in twentieth-century Europe and the regimes in today’s Russia and the People’s Republic of China.

As during previous occasions, the students paid special attention to the presentations of the second part of the day, which were devoted to the peculiarities of the political regime in the Kingdom of Romania and the problems of anti-Jewish sentiment in Romanian society between the First and Second World Wars. As has become the tradition, the workshop ended with an exchange of opinions and impressions, the presentation of certificates, and a group photo. According to the project’s plan, the next workshops of this cycle will be held in Southern Bukovyna with the participation of high school students from Suceava County.