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12 August already translated on the website Resolution of the VII International Conference "Lessons of the Holocaust and Contemporary Russia" on Holocaust memorialization

14 August 2012
We, representatives of 13 countries (Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Finland, France, Switzerland, Estonia) who took part in the conference dedicated to the history of the Holocaust in the south of Russia, and the fate of the Jewish intelligentsia during  the Second World War,  regard as indispensable:
1) To address  the parliaments of post-Soviet states which did not yet  implement the  UN General Assembly Resolution № 60/7 of 1rst  November  2005 on the establishment of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, urging them to establish a National Holocaust Memorial Day and to support in this context  the initiative of  some public organizations in order to   introduce  the National Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust  and the war and  the liberators of Nazi death camps in Russia.
2) To appeal to the authorities and the society  of the post-Soviet states urging them to effectively resist all forms of Holocaust denial and relativization, to include information about the Holocaust in the expositions of central and regional museums, as well as in educational  literature;
3) To request regional Russian authorities to preserve all the places of mass executions of Jews in southern Russia during the Second World War, to clarify texts which were already established on plaques, including those in Taganrog and Mineralnye Vody;
4) To approach the Administration of Rostov-on-Don with the proposal to adjust the text of the memorial plaque on the wall of the memorial "Zmievskaya Balka" in accordance with archival documents provided by contemporary historiography on Jewish victims of mass executions;
5) To support the claim of the Russian and international public to the President of the Russian Federation to assign  to Alexander Aronovich  Pechersky, the leader of the Sobibor uprising Sobibor -  posthumously the title of “Hero of Russia” and to bestow  awards on Petchersky’s comrades who are still alive, S. Rosenfeld (Israel), A. Vayspapir(Ukraine) and A. Weitzen (Russia).

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