31. January / Kaliningrad: International Holocaust Memorial Day
A monument in memory of the last mass execution of Jews by German troops was inaugurated in Kaliningrad on 30 January. Ilya Altman stressed the importance of students from the region and other Russian cities visiting this monument. A high number of students actively participated at the ceremony. Overall, about 130 teachers and students took part in the inauguration of the monument by sculptor Frank Meyslerom. The head of the archives of the Holocaust Center, Leonid Terushkin, gave a lecture at the international conference. He, among others, talked about letters and diaries of Jewish soldiers during the fighting in East Prussia.