The MAZEWA / European Heritage Volunteers Project "Innovative interpretation of Jewish cultural heritage" started off on Monday. Twelve participants from eleven different countries explored the Jewish cemetery of Zittau for the first time. Using sticky notes, they marked spots that sparked their interest or that they had questions about.


On Tuesday, they went on a scavenger hunt through the city, discovering how Jewish lives and businesses were woven into the city's fabric. This already led to many encounters with locals and the participants came back full of stories and even more questions.


Excited to see this project unfold - the next days are filled with workshops!


Anne Kleinbauer

Hillersche Villa gGmbH

Klieneberger Platz 1

02763 Zittau


phone: +49 3583 779622



Mo-Fr 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr



MAZEWA ist ein Projekt der Hillersche Villa gGmbH in Kooperation mit Vereinigung junger Freiwilliger Vjf e.V., European Heritage Volunteers,  Hatikva e.V. in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Dresden, der jüdischen Gemeinde in Liberec, Besht Yeshiva Dresden e.V. und der Stadt Zittau.
MAZEWA wird im Rahmen des Projekts "JUGEND erinnert" gefördert durch die Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ (EVZ) und das Auswärtige Amt.