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The “Baton of remembrance” reached Siberia

25 2012

25th April 2012
The  regional representative of the Holocaust Center Moscow suceeded  in  initiating in ever more regions of Russia  their search activities for the names of victims of the Holocaust, the Righteous among the Nations.  liberators  from the Nazi dead camps . The were able to collect many  documents from the Great Patriotic  and  the history of erecting monuments to the victims. After Pskov, Kostroma. Yaroslavl, Rostov (Don) Smolensk, Surash, Orel, Bryansk and Kirov  from, today also the  greatest Siberian Univerity center Tomsk  is included.


Center and Fond "Holocaust" on the contribution of Russian Protestants in the commemoration of the Holocaust

24 2012

24th April.2012
 On the eve of  Israel’s Independence Day , the Russian Protestants held a ceremonial meeting.
In their greeting address the leaders of o the "Holocaust" Center thanked the  thousands of representatives of organizations from different parts of Russia, who  made donations  for monuments to Holocaust victims.  "We take this opportunity to express once again our sincere gratitude for initiating two years ago the Judeo-Christian dialogue, which has already shown definite results: we are able to  understand and respect each other better, to  solve the current problems in fighting against anti-Semitism and to establish the memory of Holocaust victims.
 The Memorial in Lubavitch, established with the active participation of thousands of Evangelical Christians in Russia, constitutes an important step in our cooperation. We bow our head before all those who participated in this generous  act, we hope that other  joint commemorative and educational projects will be successfully continued in the future. "
On the photo: Head of the Fund "Eben Ezer" in Russia, Boris Vasyukov.
Details: http://callofzion.ru/pages.php?id=871





Alla Gerber, President of the Holocaust Fond took part in the presentation of books about the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto uprising

20 2012

20th April 2012
The  Oval Hall of the Russian State Library for Foreign Literature hosted the  presentation of two books  about one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Marek Edelman - "And there was love in the ghetto,"  by Paula Savitskaya  and "To outwit  God,"  by Hannah Kral. The President of "Holocaust" Fond  Alla Gerber considered  Hannah Kral’s book to be  the best work, showing "that there exists a human being " in a situation where everything human seems to be destroyed.


Moscow. Memorial Marathon

19 2012

19th  April  2012
 On 19th April  a Memorial  Marathon took place at the Synagogue at Poklonnaya Hill  devoted to the Remembrance  Day of the Holocaust and  Jewish Heroism which was established in Israel. and which does not take place the first time by the initiative of the  Holocaust Center in Moscow. The President o of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yuri Kanner.opened the evening  informing about the first results of the “ Baton of Remembrance” which was launched in February  together by  the REK, Yad Vashem, and the Holocaust Center.  Alla Gerber, President of  the Holocaust Fond stressed the importance of remembering the  Holocaust  on the background of  growing Neo-Nazism  in Russia. The evening took place with the presence of the ambassadors from Israel and Poland and the National  Artist Yosif Kobzon.


Letter at the occasion of the Holocaust Memorial Day

19 2012

19th April. 2012.
 On the Holocaust Memorial Day a letter from a student  participating in the conference in 2012, Irene Golovashina  reached our center where she states "I would like to express my appreciation for your efforts, which does not allow to delete the  terrible  though  not to  be forgotten pages of our history out of  the memory of the young generation. I  also would like to thank you for the opportunity to take part  in the educational and competitive programs of the Center, which provides an incentive to  study  the Holocaust. I am confident that together we can overcome the terrible events of the Holocaust and prevent their recurrence in the future!  May your important mission be successful, with new interesting  results and even more interested supportive  participants! "



“Yom Shoah” and Jewish heroism

19 2012

19th April 2012
Ilya Altman staging at the Research institute of Yad Vashem took part in a memorial ceremony at the occasion of “Yom Shoah”. It took place the evening before on the place of the Warsaw Ghetto Fighters in the memorial complex of Yad Vashem.
According to Ilya Altman, "it was an unforgettable sight.  The ceremony adhered  a particular atmosphere  though,  despite the cold spring evening, it was held outdoors. The sculptures of the famous monument to the heroes of the Warsaw uprising were illuminated by red lights which made them look as if  they were brought to life..
It was a very moving ceremony when six torches were lightened and a video was shown telling about the miracle of the surviving prisoners and partisans, who were entrusted with the right to light the torches.
The witness reports  were combined with film reports, photos of the speaker and his family from different years, and documents. I would like to emphasize that the topic of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union was mentioned in most speeches. Israeli President Shimon Peres, listing the destroyed Jewish communities, mentioned  Minsk, Odessa, Riga, Belarus and  the Ukraine. The ceremony was opened  by the chairman of the Board of Trustees  of Yad Vashem, Rabbi Meir Lau, who was saved at  Buchenwald by a young man from Rostov. Among those who lightened the torches was Bat Sheva Dagan,  liberated by the Red Army at Auschwitz, the former prisoner of the Minsk ghetto and  partisan Anatoly Rubin,  the prisoner  from  Kossovo ghetto (Belarus) and later partisan, Hasya Vardi. At the end of the ceremony  the Hatikva  was sung by young boys and girls wearing the uniform of the Israel Defense Forces' .
And today at 10 am the country came to a standstill ,bowing her  head in a minute's silence in memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. At the same time at Yad Vashem  a ceremony began attended by former prisoners of the ghetto and  resistance fighters , World War II veterans and young people.



Graduate from Yad Vashem international course on the history of the Holocaust awarded as “Meritious teacher of the Russian Federation”

06 2012

6th April2012
Olga Grigoryeva, participant of the Yad Vashem seminar was awarded by a decree of the Russian President as ”Meritious teacher of the Russian Federation”. The Holocaust Center combines its congratulation with best wishes for  further sucees in her demanding activities.





Russian Holocaust scholar visits University of Toronto

04 2012

Toronto — In discussions about the Holocaust, the number of Jews murdered on Soviet territory is often overlooked, minimized, or simply not examined due to a lack of accessible information, says Ilya Altman, a leading scholar in Holocaust studies from the Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow and a Yad Vashem fellow.
The article:http://www.cjnews.com/node/89642

Seminar in the House of the Wannsee Conference (Berlin)

31 2012

31 March 2012
From 25th – to 31rst  March  a  seminar  "History of the Holocaust as a subject of study." took place  at the museum  “House of the Wannsee-Conference” for 15pedagogues  and researchers   from Russia and  the Ukraine , who came from  Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Vologda, Rostov-on-Don, Yaroslavl. , Kiev and Odessa.
The  intensive training program comprised lectures by Dr Wolf  Kaiser (House of the Wannsee-Conference), Elisabeth Schwarzbaum (International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen) and Ulrike Huhn) (Research Center for East European Studies, Bremen University ) followed by a workshop  on "Racism and Anti-Semitism,"  Besides providing information the seminar acquainted the participants with interactive methods  of learning such as mutual  presentation  of parts of the exhibition by working groups  and  the  comparison  of  the history of the Holocaust in Germany, Russia and the Ukraine.
At a visit at the Schiller Gymnasium the Russian and Ukrainian guests had the opportunity to exchange experiences with German teachers of history.
Only very few time was left for a visit of the historic district of Berlin.
The group visited many places that are connected with the tragedy of the European Jews  -from the train station Grunewald where the deportation started to the Memorial Sachsenhausen. This left an deep impression on the visitor as well as the visit of the Jewish museum, where  the group was introduced to the architecture of Daniel Libeskind  who tried to express an atmosphere  of fear and abandonment in  some parts of the building reminding the Shoah.
From the  German Russian Museum at Karlshorst, the group came to see  the “Topography of Terror”, an exhibition about the most important institutions of the  National Socialist persecution and terror at  the site where the headquarters of the Secret State Police (Gestapo), the SS and the Reich Security Main Office were located. The last point of the Berlin excursion was the monument to the murdered Jews in Europe, consisting of a site covered with 2,711   dark tower arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field, designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere.
The successful performance of the seminar was only possible due to the active and dedicated participation  of the whole group and last not least  with the perfect preparation and the as well  decisive as kind  guidance through Berlin and the program by Tatyana Manykina (Holocaust Center, Moscow)


Teachers from Russia finish their traineeship at the Yad Vashem International School

29 2012

29 March 2012
In the recent years a growing number of teachers felt  the need to  discuss the Holocaust with their classes and to learn together with their students  about the origins and lessons of this unprecedented tragedy.   The Moscow Holocaust Center invited such engaged and active people from 22 regions of Russia and one participant from Lithuanian Center to participate in the annual training from 18  to 28  March at the Yad Vashem International School of.




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