Ruta Hedvilaitse

Ruta Hedvilaitse is the project manager at the German-Belarusian Society. She was born in Minsk and grew up in Brest. First, she studied journalism and media at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania. She then earned a Master’s degree in Eastern European and Jewish Cultural Studies (M.A.) from the University of Potsdam. She has been living in Berlin since 2011 and has participated in a number of journalistic and historical training projects in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Germany, Israel and the USA with a focus on memory culture and democracy.