The REK addressed an appeal to the heads of the secular and religious Jewish organizations, the regional cultural self-governments, welfare organizations and Jewish schools and rabbis, to collect the names of Holocaust victims to be handed over to Yad Vashem. This should include non Jewish witnesses who shall be asked about the names of their Jewish friends, colleagues and neighbors.
This action is suggested to be a part of the "Baton of Remembrance," which is carried out jointly with the Holocaust Center and the project of names of “Yad Vashem.” It is planned to show the film "On the trail of forgotten remembrance" and to establish initiative groups in the regions. In preparing the recommendations for the implementation of these measures pedagogues, local historians, staff of museums and archives and representatives of veterans and other social and religious organizations will be consulted.
It is suggested that results will be handed to Yad Vashem at the Memorial Day of the Jewish Victims of Nazism and the Heroes of the Resistance “(Yom Shoah) which will be the 19 April this yearFor the implementation of the "Baton of Remembrance" the RJC provides funds in the amount of 150 000 rubles in order to support commemorative projects and publications on the Holocaust in the Russian Federation.