Silent Heros – Castrum Peregrini

The project called Silent Heroes is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. The context of hiding during the Second World War as a challenge for cultural memory organisations.
Thanks to this opportunity I was part of an international group meetings in Amsterdam, Hohenems, Berlin, Warsaw and Budapest. Through this journey I learned and experienced a lot as a historian and also as a filmmaker. This opportunity inspired me to create a short video for each of the locations where I was. Every piece reflects on an exact place, square, river, monument or memorial where the time and history stamped in, but a lot of people do not even know about it. Most of these places had a nice, culturally vivid past, that changed under the Holocaust. The aims of the videos are to create attention on the present and the future of this places.

AMSTERDAM – CASTRUM PEREGRINI

This video is about the story of Castrum Peregrini, a safe house from WWII, where art and friendship played a crucial role to survive.

website: http://castrumperegrini.org

Silent Hero Amsterdam Castrum Peregrini from Andrea Ausztrics on Vimeo.