The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations,is pleased to invite you to “From Forgotten Memory to Nascent Remembrance: "Holocaust History and Education in Russia Today”Thursday, 8 November 2012
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 7, Temporary North Lawn Building (UNHQ NY)
The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme is organizing a discussion on the history of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union and how Holocaust education is evolving today in Russia. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, scholars have been able to access people and archival materials. Historians have raised awareness of “unknown pages” in Soviet history as regards the Holocaust and are working with various institutions to build public discourse on the subject.
Opening remarks by Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information's Outreach Division.A statement by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.
A conversation with Professor Ilya Altman, a Russian historian, a founder and cochairman of the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Centre in Moscow.