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The Government of Moscow – Organizer of Events to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 15-28, 2016

Series of events dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held in Moscow with the support of the Government of Moscow the second consecutive year. Russian “Holocaust” Center along with the Russian Jewish Congress was one of the organizers.

Documentary exhibition “The Holocaust: destruction, liberation, salvation” opened on the 25th January in the lobby of the State Duma of the Russian Federation has become one of the main events.

Israeli director Boris Maftsir documentary film “Holocaust. The Eastern Front” and the film of Russian director Grigori Ilugdin about Russian writer Ivan Bunin, who hided Jews during the Holocaust were shown at the Central House of Journalists and Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) on the 24 and 25th of January.

International conference of pupils, students and young researchers “Holocaust: Remembrance and Prevention” took place at RSUH. Video-seminar for teachers was held in Moscow at the municipal Methodical Center, as the result thematic lessons dedicated to the  International Holocaust Remembrance Day were held in Moscow schools.

Memorial evening at the theatre “Helikon-Opera” finished the series of memorial events. Candles in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and hundreds of thousands of victims of the siege of Leningrad were lit in synagogues and Jewish community centers of Russia. January 27 is marked as a Day of Lifting the Blockade of Leningrad in Russia.

The first Week of Holocaust Victims Remembrance was held in 2015 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. According to the organizers, it will be held in Moscow each year.​
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