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Co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Professor Ilya Altman took part in memorial events in the city of Taganrog in southern Russia that marked70 years since the annihilation of some 1,500 loca

26 2011

October 26. Co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Professor Ilya Altman took part in memorial events in the city of Taganrog in southern Russia that marked 70 years since the annihilation of some 1,500 local Jews. The events were conducted jointly with the Center’s branch in Taganrog. Among the participants, there was a local Righteous among the Nations Igor Polugorodnik. In addition, educational seminar on Holocaust was conducted for local teachers. On the next day, Professor Altman led a seminar on Holocaust in Rostov, capital of Russia’s South.

Dr. Kiril Feferman representing the Russian Holocaust Center delivered a presentation on the “Hesitations of Kievan Jews in the first three months of the war” at a scholarly conference held on October

25 2011

October 25. Dr. Kiril Feferman representing the Russian Holocaust Center delivered a presentation on the “Hesitations of Kievan Jews in the first three months of the war” at a scholarly conference held on October 24-25 in Kiev. This important scholarly event that brought together leading scholars on the topic was organized by the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Research and the French Center for Humanitarian Studies in Ukraine.

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

23 2011

October 23. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust hosted a memorial session dedicated to the Holocaust in Belarus. The memorial session was attended by high-ranking representatives of Belarus’ Embassy in Russia, President of Holocaust Fund and member of the Russia’s Public Chamber Alla Gerber, and others. The event was moderated by Professor Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center. 70 years ago, Minsk ghetto, containing more than 100,000 Jewish inmates from Belarus, Poland, Austria, France, Netherlands, and Belgium was entirely destroyed. Minsk ghetto, being one of the largest in Europe, existed about 27 months. The event’s featured presentation was the touching personal story told by a survivor from the Minsk ghetto Boris Srebnik.

The representatives of the Russian Holocaust Center participated in a seminar on Holocaust held in Birobidzhan

18 2011

October 18. For the third time in its history, representatives of the Russian Holocaust Center participated in a seminar on Holocaust held in Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous region situated in Russia’s Far East.

Co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Professor Ilya Altman delivered several lectures on Holocaust in the city of Novosibirsk, in Russia’s Siberia, in local schools and universities.

15 2011

October 15. Co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Professor Ilya Altman delivered several lectures on Holocaust in the city of Novosibirsk, in Russia’s Siberia, in local schools and universities.


VI International Conference “Holocaust Lessons and Contemporary Russia: Problems of Memorialization”

05 2011

October 5. VI International Conference “Holocaust Lessons and Contemporary Russia: Problems of Memorialization” was held in St. Petersburg from October 2 to October 5. It was attended by more than 80 scholars, community leaders, and teachers from Israel, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, and Ukraine, Moldova, and Lithuania. The conference was organized by Russian Holocaust Center jointly with Yad Vashem, Anne Frank House, House of Wannsee Conference, Hertsen Russian State Pedagogic University (St. Petersburg), Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust (Moscow), and St. Petersburg Jewish Community Center. Alongside the conference, two educational seminars were conducted, one for teachers of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district, the other one for teachers of Jewish schools of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. During the conference, Anne Frank House presented its exhibition “Anne Frank: History lesson.” The conference was convened to mark 20 years since the opening of a memorial devoted to Holocaust victims shot in October 1941 in the town of Pushkin at St. Petersburg’s vicinity.


The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust hosted a memorial session dedicated to Babi Yar

27 2011

September 27. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust hosted a memorial session dedicated to Babi Yar. The event was organized by the Russian Jewish Congress, Russian Holocaust Center and Holocaust Fund, International Association of Former Inmates of Camps and Ghettos, as well as the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia.  The memorial session was attended by H. E. Ambassador of Israel in Russia Mrs. Dorit Golender, H. E. Ambassador of Germany in Russia Mr. Ulrich Brandenburg, H. E. Ambassador of Ukraine in Russia Mr. Vladimir Elchenko, President of International Association of Former Inmates of Camps and Ghettos Mr. Efim Gologorsky, former ghetto inmate and partisan Semeon Dudik, and others. The event was moderated by Professor Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center. The event included the screening of movies and presentation of documents on Babi Yar. The memorial session drew the attention of three Russian TV channels.

Video conference

27 2011

  September 27. Video conference between Moscow, Kiev, and Astana “Babi Yar tragedy: Lessons of the past” was held in RIA news agency and attended by Professor Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center and a scientific supervisor of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust, President of the Russian Jewish Congress Yuri Kanner and other persons.   
Professor Altman stressed that topic of the Great Patriotic War has the potential to unify the peoples living on the territory of the former USSR.   
The conference was attended by the secretary of the Public Committee “Babi Yar” Vitali Nakhmanovich, Director of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Research Anatoli Podolski, H. E. Ambassador of Israel in Kazakhstan Israel Mei-Ami, and others.  


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

23 2011

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.

A group of students from Heidelberg University met Russian history students at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust

05 2011

September 5. A group of students from Heidelberg University met Russian history students at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust. The meeting was chaired by Professor Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center. The meeting was arranged in a form of a round table. German students were briefed on Holocaust commemoration and education in Russia with an emphasis on international contest of student works, whose winners present their reports at a conference at the UNESCO.



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