The Foundation for Jewish Heritage was delighted to host the final Moreshet seminar on the topic of Jewish heritage tourism. The speakers included –
Dame Helen Hyde and Michael Mail from the Foundation, Tomasz Włodarski of the Malopolski Cultural Institute, Tali Nates of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Aaron Peterer of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam, Florence architect David Palterer, Michela Zanon of the Jewish Museum of Venice, Lucia Conte Aguilar of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Peninah Zilberman of the Tarbut Foundation Sighet, Nesim Bencoya of Izmir Jewish Heritage, tour guide for Jewish Yorkshire Nigel Grizzard, and Pavel Kats of the Jewish Heritage Network.
The topics ranged from considering the impact of covid, looking at tourism in the context of Holocaust affected countries, addressing new digital technologies and examining a range of specific ‘case studies’ reflecting different approaches to promoting Jewish heritage tourism from across Europe.
While this seminar was the last in the current series, Moreshet plans to continue in the new year in the form of regular seminars on topics relevant for towns and cities across Europe that have significant Jewish heritage.
A recording of the event is available on the Moreshet website.