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International Conference: Eastern and Western European Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes in the Soviet Union

29 2014

29th March 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

26th March 2014 

The international 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 March.

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 Belgium

16 2014

16th March 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 Angeles

11 2014

11th March 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.


The 8th Annual International Conference “Holocaust – Remembrance and Reminder” for Students, PhD-Students and young scholars was held in Moscow

29 2014

29th January 2014

At the conference participants from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia discussed questions about the history, the historiography and cultural and historical memories of the Holocaust. In advanced the participants had been a part of the International Russian Holocaust Center Competition which is held annually. Beside of the conference one part of the program was to visit the archive of the Humanitarian State University of Moscow and the Russian Holocaust Center. Lectures of the conference will be published as miscellany with the title “We can’t keep silence” in the middle of 2014. Some participants will attend the Holocaust Conference of the UNESCO in Paris. For further information see: www.holocf.ru/news/850


International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Remembrance in Moscow

27 2014

27th January 2014

On the 27th of January the Russian Holocaust Center organized the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Moscow with support of the City of Moscow, the embassy of Israel in Russia, the Russian Jewish Congress and the federation of Jewish communities in Russia. The event was held in the house of literature. 69 years ago the Red Army liberated the German death camp Auschwitz. 2006 the United Nations decided to proclaim this day as a international remembrance day to remember all victims of the Holocaust.

In Moscow veterans, death camp survivals, official persons from politics and society, ambassadors, artists, students and teachers reminded the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust.

The former check world champion Anatoli Karpov, the member of the society chamber of the Russian Federation Nikolaij Svanidge, the president of the Russian Jewish Congress Juri Kanner, the deputy of the German ambassador Georg Birgelen, the Jewish Choir of the Russian Jewish Congress and their conductor Aleksandr Zaljuk attended the International Remembrance Day.


The 17th Annual International Conference “Holocaust – Remembrance and Reminder” for pupils was held in Moscow

27 2014

27й Января 2014 года

Школьники из Москвы, Урала, Сибири, Поволжья области, Центральной России и на Северном Кавказе, а также один выпускников средней школы из Германии приняли участие в конференции. Основная цель конференции-собрать учеников соприкоснуться с историей Холокоста и приумножить свои новые знания в своей собственной среде. Участники имели возможность показать свои результаты собственных исследований, с которой они были приняла участие в международной российского центра " Холокост " конкуренции. 


One member of the Russian Holocaust Center talked about Jewish partisans on the Russian territory in Yad Vashem

14 2014

14th January 2014

On the 14th January the international workshop “Soviet partisans and the Holocaust – new knowledge and approaches” in Yad Vashem was finished. The workshop was organized with the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and European Jewish Found and the Gutwirth Family Found. Researchers presented for example lectures about topics like “Jews from Minsk in partisan groups”, “Jewish women as member of the Soviet partisans” and other. Kiril Feferman presented results from his research with the director of the archive of the Russian Holocaust Foundation Leonid Terushkin about Jewish partisans in the from Germany occupied territory of the Soviet Union (Smolensk, Briansk, Pskov Oblast). For that they analyzed archive materials, journals and letters from Jewish partisans.


Russian protestants support the remembrance of the Holocaust

01 2014

01st January 2014

On the 30th December 2013 the project group “ Remembering the Holocaust” met for its annual meeting. 15 people from Protestant churches of Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Jaroslav) shared their knowledge about educational programs. One main focus of the educational program is to remember the Holocaust. The Russian Protestants talk for that reason about the Holocaust in their churches to spread the information. The programs are organized in a foundation called “Even Eser”, which supported for example the erection of the avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations in Ljubavutshi and collected 70.000 dollars to reconstruct an to erect new memorials for the Holocaust. The foundation “Even Eser” works as a partner of the Russian Jewish Congress and the Russian Holocaust Center.


Inauguration of the Monastyrshchina Holocaust memorial (Smolensker Oblast)

24 2013

24th November 2013

On the 24th November the Monastyrshchina Holocaust memorial has been reopened after reconstruction under the support of the project “Restitute dignity”. The opening was initialized by the Russian Jewish Congress and the Russian Holocaust Center.

During the autumn/winter offensive 1941-1942 at least 1200 Jews were killed by the National Socialists and their Hilfspolizei in Monastyrshchina. Only a few human lives could be hid and rescued by partisans.

The first memorial at this place was built on the initiative of Efim Sosin in 1967, financed by relatives and friends of the victims and designed as an concrete-granite-obelisk by Eruvin Malkin. 250 victims were mentioned on the memorial plaque.

On the new memorial plaque is written: “In memoriam of the killed Jews of Monastyrshchina and Dudin. Erected under the support of the project “Restitute dignity” by the Russian Jewish Congress and the Russian Holocaust Center with practical help from Protestants in Russia. We are remembering us. Forgive us.”

Member of other confessions especially the foundation “Even Eser” – Protestants in Russia supported the reconstruction and erection of the memorial with important financial and logistical assistance. Support came also from members of the Russian Jewish Congress: Saimon Vain, Jakob Kaller and Peter Shchelishch.

This memorial is the 3rd one in the Smolensk area, which was built with support of the project “Restitute dignity”. Two other under it the avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations for the inhabitants of Smolensk was opened in Lyubavichi in 2011 and 2012 in and received a broad international response.

The president of the Russian Jewish Congress Juri Kanner, Gennadi Tarasov who survived the massacre, the Co-Director of the Russian Holocaust Center Ilya Altman, the deputy of the head of government of the region Monastyrshchina Alexander Golub, the deputy mayor of Smolensk Dimitriy Levant, the director of the foundation “Evin Eser” Boris Vasjukov. The press officer of the embassy of Israel in Russia Aleks Kagalski and the 2nd deputy of the German ambassador in Russia Rolf Moormann attended the opening ceremony.

The deputy of the rabbi of the Moscow Choral Synagogue spoke the prayer for the dead.




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