EU Grant WON!

After wrinting many offers for EU and other international grants, at last one of them succeeded!
Our offer for the EACEA “Action 4 – Active European Remembrance” program is the biggest, most thourough material we created, with it’s 61 pages documentation, and received the work title TELEKI ’44.

As described in the offer we are aiming at tracking down and finding thoses elderly people, who might still remember about Teleki tér before and around WWII.

Our main goal in this project is to research and document the history of Teleki Square and the shul itself during the 20th century.

This square and the neighborhood with it’s unique background and history – compared to other Jewish neighborhoods in Budapest – has been under-documented by historians, anthropologists and sociologists, therefore research and documentation has a vital importance.
As a result of the documentation process apart from the scientific papers we wish to publish a photo book, a thematic essay book while the creation of a documentary film is under way.
The project will enable us to reach the last ones of the generation that can still remember and are able to tell the stories about the shul and Teleki square and then to document this outstanding oral history. Nevertheless the project enables us to collect all written and printed materials from archives of the local government, the Jewish community, in libraries and create an exceptional collection. During the course of the project we will publish books, photo albums, make documentary films, organize meetings, events and attend to all sorts of different events, conferences.

The project officially starts in December 2012.

Any stories or photos that any of you may be able to contribute to this effort would be of great help. Please contact us at:

Out partners in the project (in alphabetical order):

Art Sector alapítvány
Bet Orim közösség
Beyond Budapest Sightseeing
Izraeli Kulturális Intézet
MiNYanim (Sochnut)
MTA Szociológiai Intézet, Társadalomtudományi Kutatóközpont
Múlt és  Jövő könyvkiadó
Páva utcai körzet 

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