EXCURSION TO GERMANY

Virtual excursion, August 3-5, 2020

From August 3 to 8, nine Israeli students and their two lecturers were to come to Baden-Württemberg. But due to Corona, it the trip could not take place. In order to continue the work on content, a virtual excursion was planned instead of the real one.While the morning hours were reserved for the work of the German-Israeli tandems, the students met three expert guests on the topic in the afternoon. The first speaker was Dr. Caroline Jessen who talked about her work on German-Jewish estates and the idea of a shared heritage in archives. The Duisburg pedagogue Burak Yilmaz reported on his project “Young Muslims in Auschwitz”:

Since 2012, he has been accompanying young German Muslims to the Holocaust memorial and then reflecting on their common experiences in a theater play with them. UNESCO's perspective on cultural heritage to be shared was the topic of the last day: Friedemann Gschwind, Chairman of the Friends of the Museum Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, reported on the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, whose semi-detached house and single-family home in Stuttgart has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2016. All three lectures were based on tandem ideas developed by students in the summer semester.

Real excursion, August 1-8, 2021

From August 1 to 8, 2021, the nine Israeli students and their lecturers from Israel were finally guests in Germany, Baden-Württemberg. What a joy! Thanks to better protection from Corona, it was possible to make up for the excursion to Germany and get to know the projects of the tandem partners. Together, the group visited Ludwigsburg, the Weißenhofsiedlung and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, went to Göppingen and Jebenhausen to see German-Jewish heritage in the countryside and to the memorial of Hartmannsweilerkopf in France.

Heritage in archives and exhibitions was also not to be missed: A visit to the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbach and to the Linden Museum in Stuttgart rounded off the impressions. An extensive program based on the topics of the previous year and giving a very special insight into German and European discourses on memory and heritage. Wouw!

PHOTOS: Impressions of the virtual workshop (2020) and the real excursion (2021) of the Israeli students and lecturers in Germany, Baden- Württemberg.

 

EXCURSION TO ISRAEL

Virtual excursion, March 8, 2021

At the virtual final meeting, organised by Dr. Chava Brownfield-Stein, the Israeli and German students presented the results of the Students' Lab and their tandem work.

A total of six German and seven Israeli students reported on their case studies, which related to all three categories of the project. 

The first section was devoted to questions of architecture, using the example of the "White City" World Heritage Site in Tel Aviv (Barak Ravitz and Elfi Carle) and the role of the archive, taking the example of the estate of the photographer Liselotte Grschebina in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Orly Zimerman). The second section compared the German and Israeli culture of remembrance using the example of war memorials (Sapir Barel and Vanessa Spindler). The function of German-Jewish heritage for the collective German identity was the topic of the contributions by Hannah Schulz and Sophia Baur.

The third section highlighted the role of intangible cultural heritage through the work of the Iraqi Jewish "Dawn Multicultural Theater" in Tel Aviv (Sigal Peres) and the "West Eastern Divan Orchestra" (Kinnereth Suissa and Kai Erdlenbruch). The fourth section examined the role of the visual arts, presenting the work of the German-Jewish painter Ruth Schloss (Natalya Zolotar) and the collaborative work of the "Zumu - Museum on the Move" in Israel (Noya Becher). For their contributions, the students used different forms of presentation, from the classic academic lecture to interviews with invited guests and professional film contributions about their own case studies. Inspiration, curiosity and a lot of encouragement characterised the atmosphere of the conference, which was able to convey one thing despite its virtual form: We learned more about each other! The elaborated contributions will soon be available under Students' Research.

PHOTOS: Impressions of the digital Workshop with students and guests, organized by Dr. Chava Brownfield-Stein (Copyright: Hamidrasha/ Screenshot).