Unknown Archives of the Holocaust22 2016
The fifth session of the Lecture Program “Genocides of the XXth Century and Contemporary World” was held at the Institute for History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). It was organized by the Research and Teaching the History of the Holocaust and Genocides Center of the RSUH. The session was opened by co-Chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center (RHC) Ilya Altman and the Dean of the Faculty of Archival Studies Elena Malysheva. Representatives of Russian archives, Archive of the RHC, museums, libraries, teachers and researchers, students attended the session.
Director of the Archival Acquisition Department at the “Yad Vashem” (Jerusalem, Israel) Maria Ionina reported about “Unknown Archives of the Holocaust: searching and findings in CIS and Baltic countries”. Participants of the session were acquaintedwiththe peculiarities of acquisition and processing the sources in the archive of Yad Vashem. Then Maria Ionina told about some methods of searching for the documents about the history of the Holocaust in the USSR at the archives of CIS and Baltic countries and presented some forthcoming plans and perspectives of this direction.
«Photo Chronicle of the Holocaust as a Historical Source»20 2016
20 March /
The same name round table was held in Moscow in the Center of Photograph named after brothers Lumiere on the 20th of March. It was organized by the Embassy of the State of Israel and the Polish Cultural Institute in Moscow together with the Russian Holocaust Center (RHC)within the exhibition«The Album of the Auschwitz».
Moderator of the round table Ilya Altman reported about the features of documentary photographs as a source of the history of the Holocaust in the USSR.The round table was opened by an informative report of Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of the YadVashem Archives Division (Israel). He gave an exhaustive answer to the question why it is important to ensure public access to documentary sources of the Holocaust, and how to do it with the help of modern information technologies. Head of theArchive Department of RHC Leonid Terushkin highlighted the problem of “Searching in family archives and using the photographs of the World War II and the Holocaust”. Dr. Andrzej Żbikowski, professor of history of the Jewish Historical Institute and Center of Holocaust Studies (Poland) talked about interesting experience of collecting and publication of historical sources about the Holocaust in Poland during the postwar period. Interesting reports about studying and interpretation of the photo documents and written sources as well as the attempts of falsification of the tragedy of the Holocaust were presented by professor of Russian State University for the Humanities Valery Durnovtsev, who marked a special place of photo documents at the “hierarchy” of sources about the Holocaust history, and Director of research programs of the Foundation “Historical Memory” VladimirSimindey, who gave a critical analysis of the recent studies in Latvia about the camp Salaspils.
Anti-Semitism of the Postwar Stalin’s Russia16 2016
Forth session of the Lecture Program “Genocides of the XXth Century and the Modern World” was held in the Institute of History and Archives of Russian State University for the Humanities. The leading researcher of the Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Science Dr. Gennady Kostyrchenko gave a lecture “Anti-Jewish Repressions in the Post-War Stalinism: New Documents and Considerations”.
International Conference “Holocaust: Remembrance and Prevention”29 2016
January 25-28, 2016
10th International conference of students and young researches as well as the 16th International conference of pupils “Holocaust: Remembrance and Prevention” was held in Moscow on the 25-28 of January. It was organized by the Russian Research and Educational “Holocaust” Center (RHC) and the Center of Studying and Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocides of Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) with the support of Moscow’s Government, the Russian Jewish Congress, Museum of the Holocaust and Jewish Heritage and the Institute “Just world”. During the three days more than 80 participants from different cities of Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Germany made reports and took part in memorial and official events. Sessions were held at different halls, including RSUH, Museum of the Holocaust and Jewish Heritage of the Memorial Synagogue at Poklonnaya Gora and for the first time at the State Duma of Russian Federation. The conference has become one of the key events of the “Week of Memory” dedicated to the 71th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp “Auschwitz-Birkenau” by the Red Army and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
RequiemEvening in Memory of the Holocaust Victims27 2016
On 27 January a large memorial evening devoted to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was held at the Moscow theater “Helikon-Opera”.
It was organized by the Government of Moscow, Russian Jewish Congress (RJC), and Russian Holocaust Center with the support of the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Russia. More than 500 participants attended the evening. Famous public figures, government officials, diplomats, artists, war veterans and former prisoners of camps and ghettos, teachers, pupils and students were among them. There were representatives of the diplomatic corps: German Ambassador Rüdiger von Fritsch, Israeli Ambassador Zvi Heifetz, US Ambassador John Tefft as well as the ambassadors and high-ranking representatives of the Embassies of Armenia, Albania, Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, France and other countries.read more
15-th International Contest of Papers about the Holocaust27 2016
1846 papers of pedagogues, pupils, students and young scholars from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Estonia as well 57 regions of Russia participated in the International Contest, annually organized by Russian Holocaust Center. Regional contests and conferences of pupils were conducted in 15 regions of Russia. The winners as well as the laureates of the contest participated in the International conferences of pupils and students.reda more
Exhibition “The Holocaust: Destruction, Liberation, Salvation”25 2016
Russian Holocaust Center with the support of the Institute “Just World” and Russian Jewish Congress has prepared a new historical-documentary exhibition "The Holocaust: destruction, liberation, salvation," which was exhibited at the Main Hall of Russian State Duma from 25 to 29 of January. The event was timed to the International Holocaust RemembranceDay and for the first time was held in the State Duma.
The exhibition featured over 70 unique photos, documents and drawings from the 15 archives, museums and foundations of 5 countries, including the Archive of the University of Leeds (UK), the Memorial "Shoah" (France), Foundation "Babi Yar" (Ukraine), Foundation Anne Frank (Switzerland).read more
The Government of Moscow – Organizer of Events to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day16 2016
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.Read more
UN and Prevention of Genocides07 2015
with Alexander Gorelik, the director of the UN Informational Center in Moscow,
was organized at the Institute for History and Archives of RSUH as the third
meeting of the Lecture Program “Genocides of the XXth century and the Modern
Anti-Semitic Propaganda at the Occupied Territories of the RSFSR01 2015
December 1, 2015
The Second Session of the Lecture Program “Genocides of the XXth Century and Modern World” was held at the Institute of History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) on the 1st of December.
Famous historian, Dmitry Zhukov, author of the series of articles about the collaborators during the Second World War and articles for the Encyclopedia “The Holocaust in the Soviet Union” made a lecture about “The Creation of the «Enemy Image» in the Press of the Occupied Territory of the RSFSR (1941-1945)”. Famous lawyer and writer Lev Simkin has presented a new book of D. Zhukov and I. Kovtun “Anti-Semitic Propaganda at the Occupied Territories of the RSFSR, 1941-1944”, published in the series “Russian Library of the Holocaust” with the support of Russian Jewish Congress.
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