During the past month of October, we participated in a training session focused on gamification with the aim of developing the GREM project: Gamifying Holocaust Remembrance. In this context, we shared testimonies and experiences related to the totalitarian regimes of various European countries, specifically with the participating groups from Germany, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Hungary.
Throughout the training, we exchanged the historical contexts of totalitarianism for each group, as well as the initial proposals for various workshops. We gained knowledge about various tools and resources that enable us to create all phases of the detective game. Additionally, we received instructions on the use of sensitivity instruments to address the memory of victims of totalitarian regimes with dignity and responsibility.
The ethical considerations of the project "A Game to Remember: Gamifying Holocaust Remembrance" are in place to ensure that detective games are implemented with sensitivity, precision, and respect for the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and other authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. All gamification activities are carried out following the following principles:
Respect for the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and their families, as well as a dignified reflection of the stories of the Holocaust and survivors and/or victims of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. Unconditional stance against Holocaust denial and/or distortion of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, in addition to refraining from causing harm and protecting the origins of the stories used. Finally, protection of personal items used as game accessories, non-commercialization of activities, and voluntary participation in the activities.
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