June 29th, 2013
On 29th of June in the Moscow region XIV annual session for the beginners at teaching the Holocaust topic ended; representatives of more than 30 regions of Russia, from Vladivostok to Pskov and Nalchik, participated in it. Seven regions took part in such seminar for the very first time. The participants of the session presented their lessons and shared the experience at organizing extracurricular and outside of classroom activities. They listened to the lectures on history of the Holocaust in Europe (K. Feferman) and specialties of the Holocaust on the Soviet territory (I. Altman), modern methods and innovations of the Yad Vashem International School on teaching the Holocaust (M. Pollak, Israel). There were also practical trainings in groups, during which the participants prepared a project for a textbook on the topic “From the Holocaust to Beslan” and discussed the structure of the textbook via multimedia. At the final meeting co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman spoke to the teachers, professors and employees of the training institutes about the Center, its projects and plans for the future.