At the 7th of July the 7th annually held presentation of students works about the Holocaust took place in the UNESCO headquarter in Paris. This international competition between students was led by Alla Gerber, president of the fond „Holocaust“, and Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Center „Holocaust“. Four students attended the competition: Anna Vitkina and Ekaterina Zlochevskaya from Moskau, Wladimir Karpov from Novgorod as well as Anastasia Rogova from Nizhniy Novgorod. Besides also a representative from Belarus, Nikita Dunes, came to Paris.
The first day after their arrivel, an excursion to the nearby memorial site of Sorbonne was made, where the participants learned about the hope and the faith of the French Jews. After the visit, the students had the possibility to talk to a member of the museum’s staff.
The presentation of the students works was held the next day in the UNESCO headquarter, where the students were introduced to the general director Irina Bokova, as well as to Eleonora Mitrofanova, UNESCO emassador of Russia. Besides many people of public life, so as Shimon Samuels, head of the Simon Wiesenthalcenter, or Michael Gurfinkel, author of many books about Holocaust memorial.
Special thanks from the Russian representatives to the French embassy in Russia, which arranged the visas.