Looking at history to understand the present

Students and teachers from different high schools in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary study historical examples of propaganda and how people can stand up against it. The project aims to build a mutual understanding and a shared European identity among the participants.


Students and teachers from different high schools in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary met for the second time last weekend as part of the EU funded project «Information vs Manipulation – how to stand up against propagangda?». The Emigration Museum in Gdynia organized a 3-day workshop to strengthen the students’ skills and knowledge in preparation for their upcoming peer-to-peer activities, and offered various sessions corresponding to the students’ plans. During the stay, the group also had a guided tour of the Emigration Museum and visited the European Solidarity Museum in Gdansk.

The Project was first launched with a 3-day workshop in Budapest in December last year, gathering students and teachers from the same schools to learn about and discuss the origins and historical use of propaganda, while at the same time looking at current propaganda. The peer-to-peer activities, which will be presented in Warsaw in May, are all related to one of three major historical events; the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, the Prague spring in 1968, and the Polish anti-Semitic campaign in 1968.

The aim of the project is to build a mutual understanding and a shared European identity among its participants, and it is coordinated by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Poland) in cooperation with Zachor Foundation (Hungary), PANT Association (Czech Republic), and Emigration Museum in Gdynia (Poland), with EWC as a supporting partner.

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