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The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust hosted a memorial session dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust in Lithuania

September 23. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust hosted a memorial session dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust in Lithuania. The session was conducted with an eye to Holocaust Year declared in Lithuania and organized by the Russian Holocaust Center and the Embassy of Lithuania in Russia; it was moderated by the by Professor Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center and a scientific supervisor of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust. The session was attended by more than 120 former ghetto inmates and diplomats. H. E. Ambassador of Israel in Russia Mrs. Dorit Golender featured presentation related to her own family’s story during the Holocaust in Lithuania and involved gratitude to those Lithuanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. H. E. Lithuanian Minister (Ambassador) in Russia Mr. Andrjus Pulokas talked about Holocaust Year events in Lithuania. Especially touching was the talk of Samuil Klebansky, a child survivor from Kovno ghetto. Jan-Erick Dubbelman, in charge of international programs of the Anne Frank House spoke about futile and protracted cooperation with the Russian Holocaust Center. Representative of UN information center in Moscow spoke about the involvement of this organization in Holocaust commemoration in Russia.
 
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