The Physical-Technical Lyceum in Ivano-Frankivsk was chosen as a model school in Ukraine. The aim of the project was to familiarise students with the Jewish cemetery and Jewish places of Stanislaviv (Ivano-Frankivsk till 1962) and to promote the history of the local Jewish community, as an integral part of local history.
Students of the Physical-Technical Lyceum surpassed expectations and exceeded the scope of the project. As a result of this project they created:
- a website with materials that will facilitate learning about the life of the Jewish community within the city and to visit locations where Jews, integral to the national community of multicultural Stanislaviv, lived and worked. Visit the website: https://jewish-stanislaviv.com/ ;
- a video to help visualise the New Jewish Cemetery and to introduce its history to students and the general public: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRDWr2DD7eg ;
- an audio-guide of Jewish places within Stanislaviv: https://jewish-stanislaviv.com/other/110
As a result of the project, an educational resource was created that can reach any number of people interested in the history of Ivano-Frankivsk's Jewish community and their related sites, including cemeteries. It can be used not only for educational purposes but also for tourism, made even more accessible by its optimisation for mobile devices. In particular, the interactive map allows visitors to create tourist routes to suit their needs. Despite the short period of time which has elapsed since its release, it has already been visited by almost one and a half hundred users from all over the world.
Students created a video as an additional tool for expanding on and promoting knowledge about the Jewish cemetery, which can also be used as an educational tool, in particular within lessons about the history of the Holocaust.
Below are photos from the presentation of the project on May 17th, 2023.