May 31st, 2013
The second international conference “Museums and memorial sites of the Holocaust in post-communist countries: challenges and opportunities” took place on May 27-28th, 2013 in Riga at the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The organizer of the event was the Jewish community “Shamir”; the Ministry of Culture of the Latvian Republic and Riga City Council showed great support. This year participants of the conference were scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as representatives of Israel, Poland and Hungary. Leonid Terushkin, Gregory Reikhman, Dmitry Alekseev, Natalya Anisina, Tatyana Pasman, Daniil Tunin, Vadim Brodsky, as well as Dr. Irina Rebrova (Russia), Alexandra Cherkasski (Germany) and Dr. Aron Schneer (Israel), who collaborate with the Russian Holocaust Center, presented their projects. During the conference Vadim Brodsky presented a new edition by the Russian Holocaust Center – David Zilberman’s book “Like a star in the darkness”, dedicated to the act of bravery by the Righteous of the world Janis (Jean Lipke). The director Maris Kaylis presented the book to the new museum of Jean Lipke, with whom the agreement to cooperate was reached.
On the picture: L. Terushkin, photo by G. Reikhman (Israel-Riga-Israel).