Good practices in the preservation and promotion of Jewish heritage. A guide based on the Polish and Belarusian experiences
Edited by: Aleksandra Bielawska, Agata Maksimowska, Ala Sidarovich
Publisher: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Year of publication: 2012
"Good practices in the preservation and promotion of Jewish heritage. A guide based on the Polish and Belarusian experiences" is a book published in 2012 in English and Belarusian, edited by Aleksandra Bielawska, Agata Maksimowska and Ala Sidarovich. It contains articles dedicated, inter alia, to Belarusian synagogues and cemeteries, the protection of Jewish heritage in the Polesie region, the cultural legacy of Jews and educational efforts aimed at disseminating knowledge of Jewish history. The book is one of the outcomes of the research expeditions to Belarus organised by the Virtual Shtetl website from 2010 onwards.
Among the 30 authors from both Poland and Belarus there are historians with an impressive research experience such as Dr Hanna Węgrzynek, Dr Siergiej Piwowarczyk, Dr Ina Sorkina or Albert Stankowski, as well as beginner researchers such as Aleksandra Bielawska and Natalia Pasiuta.
The publication was released within the framework of the “Creating open civil society and European identity in Belarus by means of international activities to the benefit of Jewish heritage in Eastern and Central Europe” project, implemented by the Virtual Shtetl website owing to the grant allocated by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland. The book was co-financed by the Embassy of the United States in Poland.