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16 . February. HOLOCAUST THE NEWSLETTER OF THE RUSSIAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL HOLOCAUST CENTER AND THE HOLOCAUST FOUNDATION

16 2011

No. 51 January 2011

Note from the Editor

Sixteen years ago, our Bulletin appeared for the first time in Russian and English. The make-up of the editorial board saw changes but we persisted in exposing our readers to information on our educational and scientific programs, conferences and seminars, new publications, and Holocaust commemoration events. What matters is not only that we are read in pseudo-patriotic circles in «Nash sovremennik» (vols. 1-8, 10, 2010) who desperately try to protect Holocaust deniers, but first and foremost, by Russian and foreign teachers and scholars. This may be learnt from the fact that there is a growing demand for the Bulletin in Russia and post-Soviet states.

Let me cherish the hope that we do not stop. That the Russian state permanently supports Holocaust educational programs led to concrete results: for the first time since its inception, more than 1,000 schoolchildren, teachers, and students, most of them representing Russian periphery, took part in our contest. This serves as a weighty argument to further cooperation with educational authorities in Russian periphery. This issue will emphasize our projects conducted jointly with the Museum of the Holocaust and Jewish Heritage at Poklonnaya Gora. As always, the issue contains material on new publications that appeared within the framework of the Russian Holocaust Library.

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The Austrian actor and writer Miguel Herz-Kestranek visits the Holocaust museum in Moscow

16 2011

The Austrian actor and writer Miguel Herz-Kestranek visits the Holocaust museum in Moscow
On 16 February, Miguel Herz-Kestranek paid a visit to the exhibition on the history of Jews in Russia and the Holocaust in the USSR at the memorial synagogue on Pokolonnaya Hill. He underlined how much he was impressed by the exhibition, especially because it treats a subject that is little known, let alone studied, in the West. In his capacity as vice-president of the Austrian Society for Exile Studies, Herz-Kestranek reached an understanding with Ilya Altman about a future cooperation.



Holocaust Center: Participation in the 18. International Conference on Jewish Studies „Sefer“

03 2011

03. February / Holocaust Center: Participation in the 18. International Conference on Jewish Studies „Sefer“

On 3 February, the 18th Annual International Conference on Jewish Studies „Sefer“ ended in Moscow. The event lasted three days. At the plenary session Ilya Altman presented the new book series of the Russian Holocaust Library, including the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of the „Holocaust on the territory of the USSR“. During the meeting of the section „History of the Holocaust“, which was lead by Arkadi Zeltser (Yad Vashem) and Ilya Altman, 21 presentations were held, including a lecture by the President of the Holocaust Foundation Alla Gerber. Dr. Kiril Feferman held a lecture on the influence of the Holocaust in world history and the role of the Holocaust in the Caucasus. Around 40 scholars from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel and the U.S. were attending this event. During a meeting at the Jewish Museum, Ilya Altman talked about the Holocaust on the territory of Russia: the sources, historiography and its memory.

 


31. January / Kaliningrad: International Holocaust Memorial Day

31 2011

31. January / Kaliningrad: International Holocaust Memorial Day

A monument in memory of the last mass execution of Jews by German troops was inaugurated in Kaliningrad on 30 January. Ilya Altman stressed the importance of students from the region and other Russian cities visiting this monument. A high number of students actively participated at the ceremony. Overall, about 130 teachers and students took part in the inauguration of the monument by sculptor Frank Meyslerom. The head of the archives of the Holocaust Center, Leonid Terushkin, gave a lecture at the international conference. He, among others, talked about letters and diaries of Jewish soldiers during the fighting in East Prussia.



28 January / Memorial Evening on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 2011

28 January / Memorial Evening on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the 27 January, a memorial ceremony dedicated to the liberation of Auschwitz was held at the Writers House in Moscow. About 500 people attended the event: war veterans, former ghetto prisoners, representatives of the Public Chamber, leaders of Jewish organizations, students and teachers. Furthermore the Ambassadors of Turkey and Slovakia were present at the event, as well as members of the diplomatic corps of the USA, Canada, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Austria and other countries.

The Holocaust Center and the Holocaust Foundation organized the ceremony with the kind support of the Moscow City government, the Israeli Embassy in Russia, the Russian-Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish communities. Speeches were held by a number of high ranked officials such as Boris Spiegel (the president of the World Congress of Russian Jewry and a member of the Russian Federation Council), Yossi Tavor (First secretary of the Israeli Embassy to the RF), Berel Lazar (Chief Rabbi of Russia), Yuri Kanner (President of the REK), Rudolf Adam (German Embassy to the RF), Andrei Konchalovsky (Russian filmmaker) and Alexander Borisov (Russian-Orthodox Cleric and Head of the Russian Bible Society).

Furthermore, the awarding ceremony of then 9th Annual Essay Writing and Drawing Competition took place. More than 1000 works from 8 countries had been submitted.



27 January / 9th Annual International Students Conference “Holocaust: Remembrance and Warning”

27 2011

27 January / 9th Annual International Students Conference “Holocaust: Remembrance and Warning”

The conference was held at Memorial Synagogue on Poklonnaya Hill and organized by the RREHC with the support of the “Dinastiya” (Dynasty) Foundation, the RJC (Russian Jewish Congress) and the EAJC (Euro-Asian Jewish Congress) as well as with the means provided by a Presidential grant.

The participants were greeted by Semyeon Dodik, who was a ghetto prisoner in Transnistria. “15 years ago, I learned about the Holocaust Center in Moscow and from that day on, I have been telling others about the Holocaust. I am glad, that you young people take such an interest in this topic and that you are doing everything you can in order to prevent that this atrocities happen again.” Mr Dodik said.

During his opening speech, the Ilya Altman noted, that the works of the 13 participants had been selected from a total of more than 1000 submissions. One of the participants, 17-year old Alexander Alexeev, dedicated his presentation to a relatively unknown part of the Holocaust history: the situation of the Jews from Northern Africa in the territories controlled by Italy and Vichy France. He underlined a very interesting particularity: Whenever Italy (despite their anti-jewish laws) did not imprison Jews, the Vichy regime send them to the camps in Algiers - without any Nazi involvement. These camps were still in operation after the liberation of Africa by the Allies.

Maria Konstantinova – also 17 – dedicated her work to study of the life of Sobibor prisoners right after the war. In her presentation she emphasized that unity of the prisoners ended upon the achievement of their common goal: freedom. However, for many of them it eventually became clear that they had, by then, developed closer bounds with some fellow prisoners than with many family members.

Ruslan Farkhutdinov treated the subject of the Eichmann case and different views of the State Israel and the philosopher Hanna Arendt. He underlined, that for Israel the criminal process was a way to inform the world public about the Holocaust and that, for this very reason, many crimes, in which Eichmann himself was not involved at all, played an important rule during the trial. For Ardent, the Eichmann case was, in Farkhutdinov’s opinion, an example of an average civil servant becoming a mass murderer by striving to fulfill his duties and running away from his own responsibility. Eichmann usually preferred to deal only with documents instead of seeing the real result of his “work”.

16-year old Anne Korneeva from St. Petersburg presented her two short stories about the Holocaust as well as different writing techniques used by her and by other authors.


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Отзыв участницы конференции, ученицы 10 класса Александры Васильевой (Псков)



26 January / Video conference Moscow-Kiev:

26 2011

26 January / Video conference Moscow-Kiev:

The president of the RJC Yuri Kanner and the co-chairman of the RREHC Ilya Altman took part in a video conference between Moscow and Kiew. The date coincided with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

WW2 caused collateral damage and distress for the Soviet people, regardless of their nationality. The genocide organized by the German Fascists during the war had been unprecedented in history. Jews became the first prisoners of the concentration camps. Oswiecim, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor – the names of these camps are known everywhere today. The Warsaw ghetto, Babyn Yar (Kiew), Kaunas (Lithuania) and the German Einsatzgruppen will forever be linked with the tragic history of WW2. But the desire to survive forced ghetto and camp prisoners to decide: Between death and live, between resignation and resistance – all this needs to be remembered, as well as the fact, that it was the Soviet people, who under great human losses defeated Fascism.



International Conference of students from the Baltic States and the CIS countries

23 2011

23 January / International Conference of students from the Baltic States and the CIS countries
The International Conference of students from the Baltic States and the CIS countries takes place at the Museum of the Holocaust and Jewish Heritage in the Memorial Synagoge on Poklonnaya Hill on the 26th and 27th January – a date which was chosen because it coincides with the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp by the red army in 1945.
The participants are going to meet war veterans and former ghetto prisoners. Together they are going to visit the temporary Yad Vashem exhibition “No Child’s Play” that has recently been opened at the Memorial Synagoge.


In a small Russian town, a refugee from Rwanda conducts a seminar on the Holocaust

25 2010

25 December / In a small Russian town, a refugee from Rwanda conducts a seminar on the Holocaust
With the support of the Pskov representative of the RREHC, François Tulikunkiko, who completed a study course at Yad Vashem, took actively part in the organization and conduction of a seminar on the Holocaust in the town of Novosokolniki.
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Holocaust denial as a means to falsify the history of WWII

17 2010

  Ilya Altman held a lecture on this topic during the session of the Council of the Russian Federation (upper chamber of the parliament) within the framework of the International Conference “World without Nazism”. Representatives of 47 countries attended the Conference.



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