The co-chair of the Holocaust Center, Dr Ilya Altman, emphasised in his speech at the opening of the exhibition „Jews in Moscow: history, culture and tradition“, the value of the exhibits, which come mainly from personal archives and collections. He also stressed the need for increasing the social awareness of this cultural heritage. One part of the exhibition consists of 15 objects and documents from personal collections, which are now kept at the Holocaust Center. This includes mainly pictures and personal irems of the Civil War and both World Wars. The exhibition will take place between 1st and 26th December 2010.