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The Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies has been an associated partner and consortium member of the international MultiMemo project since 2022. The project is funded by the EU Commission as part of its Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Program (CERV) within the European Remembrance track.


The MultiMemo project follows an intersectional approach in the field of memory studies. This approach emphasizes the importance of memory for social justice and for overcoming current challenges related to human rights violations, military conflicts and violence, social exclusion, and the migration crisis. Based on the concept of "multidirectional memory", MultiMemo researches and initiates a variety of forms of active commemoration in public space in several European countries with a particular geographical focus on East Central Europe.


Taking as a point of departure the difficult legacy of the Second World War in East Central Europe, MultiMemo focusses on contexts of multiple exclusion in which the trauma of the Holocaust intersects with other forms of persecution and exclusion (such as anti-Roma discrimination, queerphobia). These contexts often also constitute a point of contact and confrontation with the most recent legacy of totalitarianism in East Central Europe - National Socialism and Communism. At this intersection, MultiMemo makes an important contribution to combating antisemitism and other forms of group-related discrimination, and to working against Holocaust denial and the distortion of its aftermath.


The MultiMemo project complements and expands on the activities of the Zapomniane Foundation's ongoing CERV project Negotiating Difficult Pasts (NeDiPa). The core objectives of the research consortium are to promote a practice-based and inclusive culture of remembrance, innovative cooperation strategies and a multidisciplinary approach to building a pan-European historical community that combines civic engagement, science, art, and remembrance.

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In addition to the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies, the following universities, NGOs, and centers are members of the MultiMemo research consortium:


- FestivALT (Poland)

- Fundacja Urban Memory (Poland)

- Fundacja Zapomniane (Poland)

- JCC Warsaw Foundation (Poland)

- A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe - CEJI (Belgium)

- Fundacja Dokumentacji Cmentarzy Zydowskich (Poland)

- Fundacja Formy Wspolne (Poland)

- Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Ukraine)

- University of Würzburg (Germany)

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Latest Revision: 2024-03-01