MEMORISE is an EU-funded project under the Horizon Europe programme that deals with the handling, preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and is intended to appeal to a broad target group of school classes, interested laypersons and academics. A mobile application and a website are to be developed for the ped for the Bergen-Belsen and Westerbork memorial sites, which will use the diary entries of the prisoners of these former camps as a data set.

The people and their biographies form the starting point for communicating the historical events at both sites. From here, users can sensitively explore one of the darkest chapters of recent history. They encounter the stories of the former prisoners in a multi-perspective and participatory way. The subjective experiences are linked to the wider context in a didactically curated way.

Regular updates on the project can be found on the website: Memorise

In the project we are working on the following, among other things:

  • Front- and back-end for a holistic learning experience with individualised learning journeys on- and off-site
  • Tool to integrate archive data with on- and off-site learning experiences within a unique user interface
  • Tool to support staff in storytelling for outreach and education programmes

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Horizon Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101061016.