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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.

Twelfth Annual Session of the Summer School for Holocaust Teaching organized jointly by the Russian Holocaust Center and Yad Vashem was held in Moscow in the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust

19 2011

August 17-19. Twelfth Annual Session of the Summer School for Holocaust Teaching organized jointly by the Russian Holocaust Center and Yad Vashem was held in Moscow in the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust. The Session was attended by 42 teachers representing Russia’s 24 regions. A quarter of the participants held doctoral degrees. The presentations were delivered by the Center’s well-qualified specialists as well as other lecturers. 

Heads of the Russian Holocaust Center took part in a memorial ceremony ...

12 2011

August 12. Heads of the Russian Holocaust Center took part in a memorial ceremony dedicated to the memory of leaders of the Jewish Antifascist Committee. They were executed in 1952 by Soviet authorities.

Federal Assessment Service in the Russian Ministry of Education informed ...

10 2011

August 10. Federal Assessment Service in the Russian Ministry of Education informed the Russian Holocaust Center that questions related to the Holocaust are included to the country’s Unified State Exam on history for senior schoolchildren, starting from this year.


The presentation of the book on Russian Righteous among the Nations

26 2011

July 26. Representative of the Russian Holocaust Center in Israel Mr. Gregory Reikhman presented the book on Russian Righteous among the Nations produced by the Russian Holocaust Center in 2005 to the Israeli MP Marina Solodkina. The presentation took place during the meeting that took place in the Knesset to commemorate the memory of Raoul Wallenberg.

Israel-Russia. The ceremony is dedicated to Leonid Buber, hero of the former Soviet Union.

21 2011

Israel-Russia. Via electronic media, most people of the Jewish community have been informed, that in Russia, in the Israeli Center for Culture of the Israeli embassy, and in the “Givat ha-Tachmoshet” national memorial complex in Jerusalem would be held an opening ceremony for a memorial plaque. The plaque is dedicated to Leonid Buber, hero of the former Soviet Union.

Leonid Terushkin, head of the archive of the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust center, held a speech about the life of Buber in Moscow. When he was still a young lieutenant, he already fought in the finno-soviet war. As of his extraordinary deeds he was awarded with the title “Hero of the Soviet Union”. This is especially interesting, because during this war, nearly no decorations were given. Later on he served in the “Great Patriotic War” where he fought in the battle of Orel-Kursk, for which he gained the “Red Star” of the Soviet Union.

After the war, Leonid Buber managed to escape Stalin’s repression through working in the Jewish Antifashist Committee of the Soviet Union. There he worked until he retired and died in 2005.

In the end of 2005, the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center published unique photos between 1930 and 1990, which so far had been stored in an archive in Lithuania. The photograph were sent to Ljubov Leonidovna, daughter of Leonid Buber.

During the ceremony for Leonid Buber, lectured the director of the „Givat ha-Tachmoshet“, Shimon „Katscha“ Kaganer, who is a former officer. He, who had fought in many wars, stressed the importance of the plaque, as Leonid Buber is a Jewish hero and idol which helped him through all the battles he had been in. Under the participants of the ceremony were many prominent people of the public life, as for example Kirill Rabin, head of the youth organization NDI and the spokesman of the Union of World War II Veterans David Tribelskij.

Tribelskij stressed in his speech the importance of remembering Leonid Buber, as until now, only few veterans knew about the „Hero of the Soviet Union“. In consequence, the Union of World War II Veterans decided to appoint Buber posthumously as honorary member of the Union. Tribelskij also mentioned, how Israel’s attitude towards Jews of the former Soviet Union had changed. Some time ago, they were only fewed as victims of the Holocaust, but the young people nowadays rather few them as those who marched against Berlin. Therefore the memorial plaque is an important step, because it honours those who fought in order that Israel once would be.




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