The main aim of the project “Tarnowskie matzevot – volunteer camp” is to encourage young people to explore the heritage by cataloging the tombstones located in the Jewish cemetery in Tarnów. The second very important goal of the project is to raise the level of youth knowledge about the Jewish heritage in Tarnów and to create an intercultural meeting space for young people from Poland and Israel.
Participants in the project gain extensive knowledge of the project by participating in the inventory of tombstones and publication of the results of their own inventory work.
The project “Tarnowskie matzevot – volunteer camp” was funded under the program of the National Heritage Institute – “Volunteering for Heritage” in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 as part of the program “Together for Heritage”.
Partner of the project in 2016 was The Museum of Jewish Culture Monuments in Tarnów and in the years 2017 to 2018, The Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University.
All activities are carried out in consultation with the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments and the Jewish Community of Cracow (the owner of the cemetery).
In 2017, dr Dina Weiner – coordinator of the Gidonim project also participated in the inventory works.
As a result of the first edition of the project in 2016
is the publication of “STONE AND MEMORY“.
Participants of the 2016 edition: Julia Gnatowska, Piotr Hyla, Dominika Jasińska, Paulina Knapczyk, Katarzyna Kurleto, Natalia Lisowska, Anna Maciejowska, Joanna Matyasik, Dawid Mik, Maksymilian Puzio, Wioletta Pochron, Magdalena Rdest, Anna Szczerba.
Participants of the 2017 edition: Paulina Knapczyk, Klaudia Kwiecińska, Natalia Lisowska, Anna Maciejowska, Joanna Matyasik, Ewa Mermer, Slawomir Pastuszka (coordinator on behalf of The Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University), Maksymilian Puzio, Magdalena Rdest, Karolina Sierzputowska, Anna Szczerba and students from the School of Economics and Gardening named after Tadeusz Kościuszko in Tarnow.
Participants of the 2018 edition: Maciej Cegliński, Julia Gnatowska, Dominika Jasińska, Natalia Lisowska, Julia Lorenc, Anna Maciejowska, Artur Madura, Maksymilian Puzio (coordinator on behalf of The Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University), Anna Szczczerba, Tomasz Tynski oraz uczniowie i uczennice z Zespołu Szkół Ekonomiczno-Ogrodniczych im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Tarnowie.