History of Memory
Description: This expedition will be in the area Kudymkar and volunteers will restoration of the memorial sings. The memorial sign called “Borja Tui Galyashor” (“The last path of Galyashor”) was installed in 2017 in memory of the Lithuanian citizens who were repressed for political reasons and forcibly resettled from the Lithuania to the territory of the Beloevsky municipal district in the Komi-Permyak national district of the Perm (Molotov) region in 1945. They died between 1945 and 1954 and were buried in a cemetery near the former village of Galyashor. Nowadays, all of them have been acknowledged as victims of political repression under the laws of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Lithuania.
Type of Work: Volunteers will participate in the restoration of the memorial signs and of the cemetery of the Lithuanian and Polish special settlers of the 1940s. This expedition is carried out jointly with the Lithuanian initiative group, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Study Theme: history of the political repression in Soviet time in Russia. All the projects of the Youth Memorial focus on promoting the ideas of tolerance, intercultural dialogue, democracy and Human Rights through the development of civic activism. We encourage volunteers to engage in preserving the memory of the past in their countries, in commemorating the victims of totalitarian regimes through participation in civil actions.
Accommodation: in the tents. Volunteers should be ready for the basic conditions
Requirements: • participants must be present for the whole duration of the project (except, of course, force majeure circumstances or situations previously agreed with the organizers); • participants are expected to be highly motivated for the type of work and activities proposed
Approximate Location: Kudymkarsky municipal district, part of the Perm region, Oshyb municipality, rural settlement of Galyashor near the Village of Velva-Baza and the Velva river. Vounteers should go to the Perm city at the first day of the workcamp.
Notes: The Youth Memorial provides the necessary traveling equipment (catamarans, tents) and, if necessary, sleeping bags and backpacks. The organizers will cover most of the food, accommodation, cultural and educational programs costs during each expedition. Travelling expenses from and to Perm will also be covered by the host organisation.
You can watch the documentaries “On the rivers of memory”, “Chronicle of the search expedition” and “Who owns the past”, to get a better idea of the specificities and characteristics of these project https://yadi.sk/i/SNZnRzHnemnZs http://www.pmem.ru/index.php?id=4545 http://www.pmem.ru/index.php?id=5738