The idea of taking part of ThinkQuest was given by our guide, Ms. Emanuela Cerchez and the first of us who found out about the project were Cristina and Alex, students in Ms.Cerchez's class. As for Alexandra and Raluca, they joined the team after connecting with Cristina. Most of us weren't acquainted with the rest of the team, only Cristina knew before her friend Alexandra and her classmate, Alex.
Finding out what we really wanted to transmit to the world was one of the hardest things to do because we wished to pick up a good subject, an important one, which could make people be open-minded. Therefore, after spending hours on discussing different themes, concentrating on varied subjects with global importance, Cristina and Alexandra decided to look back in history and to debate our final decision: The Holocaust. So, the immediate reaction was to form a site revealing to people the importance of this amazing social event and giving them information, pictures, statements, opinions, real facts so they would form a view over this subject.
First of all, we wanted to present The Holocaust because, personally, it made us wondering and all those occurrences had a great impact on us and on our perception of "The Shoah". After the decision, Cristina announced Alex and Raluca. And it all started..
Every each of us had an important part in taking this to an end:
Cristina would be the primary team member because she had the responsability of making the web design, using her knowledge in this area and keep the team toghether and she also keept the teem members together, set time limits for each part of the project and put all the information together. So, after consulting with Alexandra, Cristina had the initiative of the intro, which had to include music, statements and pictures. Being a quite difficult the program which had to be used, Cristina asked for Alex's help, resorting on his deftness concerning the Flash programme.
Therefore, Alex put in order all of the material, organising the infomation and he synchronised it so people could be introduced at first in the world of the Holocaust, by receveing a complete sample.
In which concernes the text, it was the contribution of Raluca and Alexandra. They both gathered information, organised the text and compressed all the facts picked-up by several sources. Raluca's fluency in English along with her interest in the Holocaust, made that the text was translated so people all over the world could understand the information reproduced.
So, after hours and weeks of brain-storming, researching, re-researching, discussing, programming, writing and translating from December until April, we finally had a final result: our site -- The Holocaust.
This project is very important for us, because it is a challenge, a way of making our opinion known and a manner of presenting both from our country perspective and from a global view the importance and the impact that the Holocaust had on the humanity. The most relevant thing for our team is that site visiters will learn something from the past, will try to understand the consequences that this event had... and still has, even if we are talking about individuals or about all the Jews and the other nationalities who suffered in that time.