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XIII Summer Session for Russian teachers on Holocaust

20 August 2012
 A three-day workshop for teachers from 24 regions of Russia was organized in the Memorial Synagogue at Poklonnaya Gora in Moscow by the Yad Vashem International School, the Holocaust Center and Fond and the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust which met an extremely knowledgeable audience. Some of the participants delivered lectures and practical instructions by themselves.
Lectures and round table discussions on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, xenophobia and contemporary organization of research work were organized by staff members of the Holocaust  Center: Alla Gerber, Ilya Altman, Kiril Feferman, Tatiana Manykina and the chief archivist of the Museum at Poklonnaya Hill, Natalia Anisina.
For the first time heads of the Office of Education (Ekaterinburg) and libraries (from Taganrog and Chelyabinsk) participated.  A significant number of the participants  came from leading centers for teachers’ education, from 11 regional training institutes (Izhevsk, Kirov, Orel, Perm, Ryazan, Saransk, Smolensk, Stavropol, Tver, Vladivostok), Federal Academy  and from  universities (Buryat State University, Volgograd State University, Russian State Humanitarian University, Tambov State University, Lipetsk State University, Dashkova Institute (Moscow), and schools.
At the final session the First Secretary of the Embassy of Israel in Russia, Zvi Mirkin, stressed the importance to perpetuate the memory of Holocaust victims by teachers.
The seminar was held with the support of Claims Conference and the Moscow branch of the JDC.
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