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Dr. Kiril Feferman Lectures at the International Holocaust Conference

04 2012

4 November 2012

From November 1-4, the conference “Lessons and Legacies,” the largest international conference dedicated exclusively to questions on teaching the Holocaust, organized by Northwestern University in Evanston, Chicago and the US Holocaust Education foundation, took place at Northwestern University. The Moscow Holocaust Center was represented by Dr. Kiril Feferman, who contributed the lecture “Rescue of Jews in the Annexed and Core Territories of Soviet Belorussia and Ukraine”.

Seminar“ Lessons of Holocaust- path to tolerance“ for students and teachers of history and social sciences in Taganrog

27 2012

27th October 2012. The seminar was held in the Central Tchekhov Library at the eve of the anniversary of the 26th October 1941, when the Jewish population of Taganrog was massacred by the occupators. I Altman opened the seminar with a lecture on Nazi occupational system and the Holocaust“

The participants agreed upon the importance of teaching not only on the basis of books and different conventional methdological approaches but to include the reports of surviving eyewitnesses and of persons who were directly involved in these tragic events. In Taganrog the audience got the opportunity to listen to the experineces of Taicha Oterstein, the leader of the Taganrog branch of the Holocaust Center, who survived the Shoah and to report of a Righteous among the Nations, Igor Polugorodnik

The leader of the cultural program of the Tchekhov Library, Oksana Serbina, informed about new books on the subject of the Holocaust and lectured about the role of public libraries in motivating the young generation to turn their attention to the history of the Holocaust.

"Holocaust History and Education in Russia Today”

20 2012

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations,is pleased to invite you to “From Forgotten Memory to Nascent Remembrance: "Holocaust History and Education in Russia Today”
Thursday, 8 November 2012
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 7, Temporary North Lawn Building (UNHQ NY)
The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme is organizing a discussion on the history of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union and how Holocaust education is evolving today in Russia. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, scholars have been able to access people and archival materials. Historians have raised awareness of “unknown pages” in Soviet history as regards the Holocaust and are working with various institutions to build public discourse on the subject.
Opening remarks by Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information's Outreach Division.
A statement by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.
A conversation with Professor Ilya Altman, a Russian historian, a founder and cochairman of the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Centre in Moscow.


Kiril Feferman and Alina Testova lecture in Izhevsk

19 2012

19th October 2012
A seminar Commemorating the Holocaust - Way to Tolerancewas organized by the Holocaust Center in cooperation with the Udmurtian State University and the Ministry for Nationalties Policy of the Udmurtian Republic, supported by a presedential grant and the Claims Conference.  Dr.  Feferman  delivered lectures at the University on problems of the  Holocaust, in particular on problems of the evacuation of the Jewish population durig the war; A Testova informed about the educational and publishing program of the Center.
Seminar“ Lessons of Holocaust- path to tolerance“ for students and teachers of history and social sciences in Taganrog

Soiree for Alla Gerber at the occasion of the 2oth anniversary of the Holocaust Center

17 2012

17th October2012
The soiree for Alla Gerber took place in the Central House of the Writers with the participation of prominent representatives of Jewish organizations  and cultural workers: the President ot the  Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) Juriy Kanner, the film director Mark Rogovsky, the writer Arkady  Arkanov,  and the Co-chairman of the Holocaust Center Ilja Altman.

Memorial event dedicated to the Sobibor uprising

14 2012

14th October 2012
On 14th October a commemorative event, honoring the heroes of the Sobibor uprising, took place in the Synagogue at the Poklonnaya Hill, organized by the Russian Jewish Committee (RJC) and the Holocaust Center.
At this occasion the claim to award the leader of the uprising, Aleksandr Petcherski, with the title of  a ?eroe of Russiawas repeated.
The Holocaust Center was represented by I. Altman and L Terushkin lecturing on the events: I. Altman reported on recently declassified documents on the history of the uprising in the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense-
On  the photo: Ilya Altman and Leonid Terushkin lecturing.
Graphic portrait of Alexander Pechersky after photographs from the mid 60's by a former student of the Institute of Culture of Azerbaijan ,Naila Handzhanova in 1993, published in a typescripted magazine "Shalom - Scholem - Sholumi" ? 10 (52) of 1993, dedicated to he 50th anniversary of the uprising in Sobibor (publisher and editor Pinya Kalika) in an edition of 20 copies in  Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.
(The magazine has been made available to the representative of the Moscow Holocaust Center in Israel G.Reikhman by courtesy of Raissa Kalika (Ashod), daughter of the late editor.

Founding conference of the International Human Rights Movement World without Nazisms“

10 2012

10th October 2012
At  the founding conference of the International Human Rights Movement "World without Nazism"  in Strasbourg (France) form 9th to 10th October, Alla Gerber was elected as a board member.

Limmud Festival in Saint Petersburg

29 2012

29 September 2012
Dr. Ilya Altman contributed two lectures at the Limmud conference (a Jewish educational and cultural forum) in Saint Petersburg on “The Righteous among the Nations: Tihune Siguhara” and “Men and women in the glare of the Holocaust.”

In the framework of the Limmud festival, Dr. Altman took part in a TV discussion on Kama Ginka’s film Hitler’s Children shown on the channel Kultura.


The first Alley of the Righteous among the Nations in Russia was opened in Lubavitch

27 2012

27 September 2012
On September 27, in the legendary village of Lubavitch (Smolensk district), the first Alley of the Righteous among the Nations in Russia was opened. It complements the memorial of the Jews who were executed there by the Fascists and their collaborators in 1941, which was erected within the framework of the program “Restoring Dignity”, initiated by the Russian Jewish Congress in cooperation with the Holocaust Center and supported by significant financial and organizational contributions by the Russian Methodist community.

The ceremony, in which 13 linden trees were planted by school students and where 97 year-old Tajsa Lukashenko recalled her memories, was attended by representatives of various political, social and religious organizations.

According to Dr. Ilya Altman, the creation of Alleys of the Righteous will be established in other regions of Russia.
A video about the Smolensk STRC:

Dr. Ilya Altman negotiates in a memorial for those who rescued Jews and a Museum dedicated to the children of the Holocaust in Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia-Alania

25 2012

25 September 2012

In the framework of the project “Restoring Dignity” Dr. Altman negotiated with political leaders about establishing a memorial in honor of members of the Red Army and inhabitants of Nalchik (capital of Karbardino-Balkaria), who saved a community of Mountain Jews from being shot by the Fascists occupiers.

In Vladikavkas in Northern Ossetia Dr. Altman conducted talks with the Deputy President of Northern Ossetia, Leonid Kesselbrenner, and with representatives of the Jewish communities and Universities of the Republic about establishing common educational projects on the Holocaust and the foundation of a museum center dedicated to the children who were victims of the Holocaust

In the photo: I Altman and the Chief Rabbi of Nalchik and the Northern Caucasian region, Levy Shabayev, with a Holy Thora saved during the occupation

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