What do the project sponsor and the EVZ Foundation intend to achieve with the project?
The Polish city of Nowy Sącz and its citizens underwent major changes as a result of the German occupation during the National Socialist era. However, these historical traces are largely invisible in Nowy Sącz – unlike in Warsaw, for example, where one can still trace the outlines of the Warsaw Ghetto within the city. During the project, a virtual map of the city, short films, podcasts, and audio and video testimonies in English and Polish were created to revive the memory of local evidence and events.
Who is involved, and whom does the project reach?
The map is used as a source in schools of all levels (including the University for Senior Citizens). The map is also intended for practical use in local and all-Polish tourism organizations. Five other civic institutions and organizations joined the project, including a cultural center, the public library and the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession.
Why is the Foundation funding this project in particular?
As a combination of local history and contemporary tourism, the project is of vital importance to the region and serves as best practice model for other initiatives and locations. The website content is sustainably visible and can be expanded.
Project sponsor: Fundacja Nomina Rosae Ogrod Kultury Dawnej
Funding period: 2021 to 2023
Funding amount: 45,000 euros
Funding country: Poland