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15-th International Contest of Papers about the Holocaust

27 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.
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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).
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The Government of Moscow – Organizer of Events to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

16 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.
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UN and Prevention of Genocides

07 2015

December 7, 2015

Meeting 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 World”.
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Anti-Semitic Propaganda at the Occupied Territories of the RSFSR

01 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.

Students winners of the contest of reports about the Holocaust will report at the UNESCO Headquarters

20 2015

November, 20 /2015
Partners of the Russian “Holocaust” Center – Association Verbe et Lumière – Vigilance (France) and European Simon Wiesenthal Center have allocated a grant for participation of the winners and laureates of our Center’s contest (nomination “students and young researches”) in the next annual presentation of the reports about the Holocaust in the UNESCO Headquarters. It will be held in July 2016 in Paris.

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Round Table “The Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Russia as a Way to Preserve Historical Memory and Reconciliation”

16 2015

November, 16

On the 12th of November a Round table devoted to Jewish-Christian dialogue took place at the Moscow Memorial Synagogue on the Poklonnaya Gora.
A similar conference ushered a mutual project “Return Dignity” 5 years ago. The organizers of the Round table were Russian Jewish Congress, Russian Holocaust Center, leaders of the Moscow Christian evangelical communities. The President of the “Holocaust” Foundation and Co-chairman of the Russian “Holocaust” Center Alla Gerber greeted the participants of the Round table and told about mutual work with the Protestants for immortalization of the Holocaust victims. This was also mentioned in the reports of Boris Vasyukov, the Head of the “Eben-Ezer” Foundation, Chief Rabbi of Russia Adolf Shayevich and others.
Leaders of the Jewish and Christian communities of more than 120 Russian cities as well as representatives of the various governmental, international and non-governmental organizations of Russia and other countries attended the Round table.

Co-chairman of Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman visited Japan

13 2015

November, 13/2015
From the 31st of October to the 14st of November 2015 Co-chairman of Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman was in Japan in accordance with the invitation of the Kokushikan University in Tokio. He visited many memorial sites in Tsaruga and Kobe associated with the transit of the Jewish refugees who had entered there with the visas issued by Chiune Sugihara, the Consul in Lithuania. Russian scientist was warmly met by the Mayor of Tsaruga.

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New documents and facts about Chiune Sugihara will be presented in Japan

06 2015

November, 3 2015
Co-chairman of Russian “Holocaust” Center (RHC), Advisor the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) President Ilya Altman is visiting Japan in the frames of the project of perpetuating the memory of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. On the 1st of November he met with Madoko Sugihara, the granddaughter of Chiune Sugihara, and Miti Sugihara, the widow of his son. Ilya Altman visited the grave of the Righteous Among the Nations in the city of Kamakura.

“This is the first time we visit the grave of grandfather together with Russian Professor, and I am very grateful for that. I think my grandfather would be very happy that it happened. He loved Russia so much”, - commented granddaughter of the diplomat Madoko Sugihara.

On the 2-3 of November Ilya Altman was in Tsuruga city, where refugees with Sugihara’s visas arrived in the autumn of 1940. He visited the museum “Port of humanism” and met with the mayor of Tsuruga Mr. Takanobu Fuchikami. On the behalf of President of RJC Yuri Kanner the plaque, a copy of a memorial plaque in honor of Chiune Sugihara, which will be installed on the building of the hotel “Ukraine” in Moscow, was presented to mayor. Another copy of the plaque will be presented to Sugihara’s family on the 13th of November at the Russian Embassy in Japan.

During the trip to Japan Ilya Altman will read lectures at the universities in Sapporo, Hiroshima and Tokyo, he will tell about new documents on the transit of Jewish refugees and the role of the Soviet Union in it.

The visit was organized by the invitation of the University of Kokushikan in Tokyo (Professor Jacob Zinberg) and with the assistance of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the UN Information Center in Moscow.

1. Photo by Roman Maltsev. From left to right: Miti Sugihara, Ilya Altman, Madoko Sugihara

2. Presentation of a memorial plaque to the mayor of Tsuruga

The act of courage of the Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara immortalized in Russia

03 2015

October, 14, 2015
A memorial meeting devoted to the Japanese diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara and problems of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust was held at the hotel «Radisson Royal Hotel» (former "Ukraine"). The meeting was conducted by the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) and Russian Holocaust Center (RHC).
The name and the memory of the diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during the Second World War will be immortalized with the plaques in Moscow and Kaliningrad. In Moscow a plaque will be installed at the place where Sugihara worked in 1963-1971 in Japanese Mission of trading firms, whose office was situated in the room №915 of the hotel "Ukraine".
Co-Chairman of RHC Ilya Altman introduced for the first time the new documents and the facts in connection with the transit of Jewish refugees through the Soviet Union, Japanese diplomat relations with the Soviet Union and the role of the USSR in the transit of refugees. President of RJC Yuri Kanner told about the plans of perpetuating the life and exploits of Sugihara in Russia. 82-year-old Sugur Kawamura, who worked with Sugihara as a secretary, introduced a new book about Sugihara with his afterword, and told about the work of Sugihara in Moscow.
Photo: Alla Gerber and Lithuanian Ambassador in Russia Remigijus Motuzas
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