he Jewish Cultural Festival of Trondheim has been an active NGO since 2011 and has organized two large festivals (2011 and 2012). Trondheim’s Jewish Cultural Festival seeks to counter harmful preconceptions by bridging cultural relations and by educating the public about Jewish and Yiddish history and culture in Europe. One of the founders, theatre director Rita Abrahamsen, has been involved in promoting Yiddish culture since 1983, when she directed her first Yiddish theatre production. The Jewish Cultural Festival of Trondheim has the physical capacity to host its festivals events at the Synagogue in Trondheim and has also a steady partnership with the Trondheim kunstforening (TKF) which accommodates larger performances. Festival cooperated with the Applicant in 2012, presenting the exhibit "History Reclaimed" prepared by the Applicant and the Oslo Jewish Museum.
slo Jewish Museum collects, preserves and undertakes research in Norwegian Jewish history and culture. Its activities and experiences with exhibitions and cultural events are manifold, including: Yiddish Workshops, Jewish Film Club, Stepping Stones by Gunter Demnig, and three exhibitions since the official opening in 2008: “Freedom Is Not Won Only Once,” “There is a season for everything” 2010, and “Remember us for life”, opening November 2012. As an institution the Museum has sizable locales and resources to complement a variety of events relevant to the project “Yidish far ale.” As the museum is dedicated to the promotion of Jewish heritage, a sustainable partnership has naturally formed between our two institutions.
he Center has two main fields of interest: the Holocaust and religious and cultural minorities.
It houses a permanent exhibition entited “The Destiny of the Norwegian Jews.” Previous exhibitions include: “The Holocaust against the Roma and Sinti” (2007) and “Keeping the Memory Alive” (2012). The Center is part of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research. The Center can provide an established institutional capacity for exhibitions and academic lectures, national and internationally. The Center focuses the longterm situation of minority Jewish communities and their roles within a multicultural society, an outlook that dovetails directly with the “Yidish far ale” project.
ranzisca Aarflot has extensive experience as a director of contemporary drama in Norway and abroad. As a playwright she moves between the poetic, the political and the brutally realistic. Her latest performances include: “Radio Barents 111” (written and directed by F. Aarflot), “Living secretly” by Jon Fosse, “4:48 psychosis” by Sarah Kane. Her input to the project is a theatre performance, direction and production of theatre.