Evening devoted to the victims of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust victims22 2014
Every April Jews and Armenians all over the world carry out memorial evenings devoted to Holocaust victims and the heroes of the resistance. This takes place on April 19, the day of the Warsaw uprising in 1943 and on April 24, the day that marks the Armenian genocide in 1915.
In Moscow the event was carried out on April 22 at the N.A. Nekrasov library. It was the first time that it was organized by the Russian Holocaust Center, the Armenian Culturul and Educational Society “Ararat” and the Moscow-based “Russian-Armenian Commonwealth”. The evening was supported by Moscow government
Attempts of a “Final solution” of the Armenian question in Ottoman Turkey and the liquidation of the European Jewry by Nazi Germany led to the murder of more than 1.5 million Armenians and 6 Million Jews.
Public and political figures attended the event; in the artistic section there were classical musical works of composers from different countries.
Part of the event included the opening of the personal exhibition of the young artist from Gjumri (Armenia) Vachagan Pogosjan. It was devoted to the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust.
Notions of the Russian Holocaust Center proposed to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs14 2014
The co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman attended a meeting with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, with representatives of internationally-oriented Russian NGOs. Mr. Lavrov stated that “the connivance of neo-Nazi development – in the Ukraine or in other states – bears obvious danger for the European stability. In this connection we are paying special attention to the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and all dates preceding it. (…)”
Ilya Altman made some concrete proposals, which gained encouraging comments from the Minister: to give a state award to the organizer of the Sobibor uprising (1943) A. Pechersky (posthumously); to introduce a National Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and liberating Soldiers in Russia; to draw the attention of the international audience to the 10 years anniversary of the tragedy at Beslan.
Russian Holocaust Center: gratitude to Russian Protestants13 2014
Ilya Altman spoke at an assembly held in the Central church of Evangelical Christian Baptists in Moscow. It was dedicated to the ways to counteract to neo-Nazism and anti-Semitism.
The co-chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center thanked the Russian Protestants for their active participation in erecting memorials commemorating Holocaust victims as a part of the project “Returning dignity”.
Professor Yehuda Bauer spoke about the variety of the Holocaust in Yad Vashem06 2014
06th April 2014
Today the famous Israeli Professor Yehuda Bauer spoke
about genocides and the Holocaust as a part of the workshop of Russian teachers
in Yad Vashem. After his lecture the participants asked questions. Dr. Ilya
Altman, Co-Director of the Russian Holocaust Center, presented to Professor
Bauer the current Issue of the bulletin “Holocaust”. Afterwards
the teachers presented educational methods to teach the Holocaust in school
Lectures about the Holocaust on the territory of the Soviet Union and about the Righteous Among the Nations were held by members of the Russian Holocaust Center03 2014
03rd April 2014
On the workshop for Russian teachers Ilya Altman held a lecture about
the Holocaust on the territory of the Soviet Union and Kiril Feferman spoke
about the Righteous Among the Nations.
Educational Workshop for Russian teachers about the Holocaust has started in Israel31 2014
20 teachers from 17
areas of Russia got together in Yad Vashem to increase their knowledge about
the Holocaust. The participants will be educated in a two–week workshop. After
the presentation of the participants the director of the educational program
Masha Pollack-Rosenberg spoke introducing words about the workshop. On the
first day Dr. Ilya Lurie (Hebrew University Jerusalem) spoke about the life of
Jews between the Middle and Modern Age. Dr. Mordechai Yoshkovsky
(Bar-Ilan-University) illustrated the situation of Yiddish culture and language.
Dr. Arkady Seltzer (Yad Vashem) held a lecture about Soviet Jews between the
two world wars. The workshop will be held until 9th April 2014.
Dr. Ilya Altman,
Co-Chairman of the Russian Holocaust Center will hold two lectures one about
the Holocaust on the territory of the Soviet Union and one about the
memorization of the Holocaust in Russia in the next two weeks.
International Conference: Eastern and Western European Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes in the Soviet Union29 2014
From the 27th March to the 29th March the
International Conference “Eastern and Western European Prosecution of Nazi War
Crimes in the Soviet Union” was held at the Marc Bloch Institute Berlin. The
archive director of the Russian Holocaust Center Leonid Terushkin and Dr. Kiril
Feferman staff of the Center attended the Conference. Leonid Terushkin
presented his research about Aleksandr Pecherski as actor and witness in the
prosecution of the Sobibor guards. His 30 minutes presentation was part of the
panel about the judicial cooperation of east and west. Dr. Kiril Feferman
attended the panel “Broadening Space and Time of the War Crimes Judicial
Proceedings” to negotiate the preceded lectures of this panel. For further
information about the program see: http://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1862/files/2014/03/berlin-2014-Web-bis-1.pdf
Ilya Altman spoke about the Russian historiography of the Holocaust at the International Conference “Historical types of anti-Semitism in Russia and in the Soviet Union”26 2014
conference was organized by the department of the history of east Europe and
the Center for Russian Studies of the Eötvös-Loránd-Universität
and was held in Budapest from 24th until 25th of
The Co-Chairman of the
Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman spoke in his lecture about the
presentation of the Holocaust in relation to the 2nd World War in
Russia. Other participants referred in their lectures additionally to the
history of Hungarian Jews in the 2nd World War.
Pupils are doing research about the Holocaust in the Netherlands and in Belgium16 2014
Pupils from different
schools of Moscow visited the Russian Holocaust Center as preparation for a
study trip to the Netherlands and Belgium in late April 2014. Increasing the
knowledge of the pupils about the Holocaust in those two countries will be the
main aim of the study trip. As a preparation the Co-Chairman of the Russian
Holocaust Center Ilya Altman introduced the pupils into the history of the
Holocaust in the Netherlands and Belgium and asked them additionally for
participating in the competition of the center
“Remembering the Holocaust – Path to tolerance”. Entries can be send to
the center until the 1st November 2014.
Ilya Altman spoke at the 44th International Conference “The Holocaust and the churches” in Los Angeles11 2014
The 44th International Conference “The Holocaust and the
churches” was finished in Los Angeles. The Co-Chairman of the Russian Holocaust
Center Ilya Altman spoke in his lecture about the Holocaust education in
Russia. One part of his lecture was to encourage his colleagues for a
international collaboration about creating collective school books and
educational work shops together. Another participants were Michael Berenbaum,
Professor at the American Jewish University and Shimon Samuel, director for
international Activities of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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