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Notions of the Russian Holocaust Center proposed to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

14 2014

April 14.
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 Protestants

13 2014

April 13.
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 Vashem

06 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 Center

03 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 Israel

31 2014

31st March 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 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




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