Through learning, site visits, artistic workshops, and public presentations the students were able to express how different narratives intersect and collide, often fueling transcendent experiences where young people find connection to history, to self, and to each other. The result is an expressive, inter-cultural dialogue that acts as a catalyst for healing, listening, and understanding.
Dan Wolf, artistic coordinator of the project
A unique performance prepared by school students from Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia was based on experiences, emotions and stories they encountered during their visit to Auschwitz Nazi German concentration camp and to Slovak Malá Fatra mountains. The performance took place on 6 October in Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, a cultural centre of the region and was inspired by stories of people such as Witold Pilecki, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler. All the workshops contributed to the final performance which resulted in an expressive, inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary piece of art. We strongly believe that the project helped the students to understand the history better and to find the connection between the history and their own life.
Photos: Marcin Oliva Soto