Transnational Project to Showcase Jewish Heritage Presented in Osijek

By 25 September 2019

ZAGREB, September 25, 2019 - The Rediscover project, which aims to showcase tangible and non-tangible Jewish heritage in local government units involved in the project, was presented at a conference in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek on Tuesday.

The conference was held as part of the 3rd meeting of the project partners. Osijek deputy mayor Žana Gamoš said that this was a transnational project involving nine participants.

The 2 million euro project is led by the Hungarian city of Szeged, and the partner cities are Osijek (Croatia), Galati, Timisoara (Romania), Regensburg (Germany), Murska Sobota (Slovenia), Subotica (Serbia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (Montenegro).

The project was launched in June 2018 and closes on 31 May 2021.

Jasenka Ricl of the Croatian Cultural Tourism Society said that as part of the project an exhibition would be staged at the Slavonia Museum to present collections of the Weissman family, and educational workshops would be organised in cooperation with the Jewish community in Osijek.

Art historian Grgur Marko Ivanković said that many buildings in Osijek had been built by Jewish traders and industrialists and that a dedicated sight-seeing tour would include the Jewish school, the old and the new synagogue and two Jewish cemeteries.

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