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Conference of Students and Young Scholars "The Holocaust: Memory and Prevention" in Moscow

29 2013

January 29. VII Conference of Students and Young Scholars "The Holocaust: Memory and Prevention" in Moscow

VII International Conference of Students and Young Scholars "The Holocaust: Memory and Prevention" finished today in Moscow. It lasted three days and stimulated lively discussion at the Museum of the Holocaust on Poklonnaya Hill, the Historical Archives Institute, and the Russian Holocaust Center (these three institutions co-organized the conference). The final session was held at the UN Information Centre. Adviser to the Director of the Centre, V.S. Pavinsky, welcomed the participants, noting its long-standing cooperation with the Holocaust Center. The conference was attended by over 30 students and young scholars.

The five topic sections included themes ranging from the Holocaust in Freud’s life and work and artistic interpretation of the Holocaust in Russian literature to the study of regional features of the Holocaust in Volhyn (Ukraine). The best participants will be selected to participate in a future presentation at UNESCO in Paris slated for July 2013.


Results of the 2012 Competition "Lessons of the Holocaust - Path to Tolerance"

28 2013

January 28. Results of the 2012 Competition "Lessons of the Holocaust - Path to Tolerance"

Winners: "Works by School Children "

1. Shandrovskaya Anna. 10 grade. Gymnasia № 1540 ORT Moscow, "The Holocaust in Moldova (Bessarabia) and Bukovina."

2. Makarova Anastasia , Republic of Mordovia, Pervomaisk MOU "Pervomayskay Secondary School" Lyambir municipal area, "Echo of the Holocaust: Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Modern Extremism."

3. Mitenko Alena. Stavropol, 11 grade. MBOU school № 2. Arsgir, "The Tragedy in Arsgirskaya Balka"

Winners: "Works by Students'

1. Gukov Arseny. Orel, 4th year student FGBOU Institution "State University - BPIC", "Denial of the Holocaust - Comparative Analysis of the Experience."

2a. Marysheva Yulia. Moscow, graduate of the Russian State University for the Humanities, "The Problem of the Holocaust in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee."

2b. Antonova, Svetlana. Moscow, 3rd year student IAAS. Moscow State University, "Reflection of the Holocaust in the Materials of the Russian and Hebrew Israeli Press."

3. Skokova Nadezda. Ukraine, Student third year of the National University "Ostrog Academy", "The Holocaust in Volhyn during the German Occupation."

Winners:"Works by Teachers"

1. Strygina Marina. Samara, MBOU school № 42, "Chocolate Bar" - Cartoon

2. Rudy Oleg. Ukraine, Khmelnitsky, School № 7, multimedia project "Memory of the Holocaust - Path to Tolerance"

3. Luchinina Olga. Kirov, school-depth study of specific subjects № 9, "The Lesson of Tolerance, on the International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust."

Winners: "Art Works"

1. Panfilova Valeria . Sverdlovsk region, Polevskoy, 10 grade. MBOU Polevskoy urban district "School № 17", "Unconquered ..."

2. Beltueva Maryam. Ivanovo, 9 grade. MBOU "Gymnasium № 36 Ivanovo". "The Holocaust - Babi Yar - Haibach."

3. Nikolaeva Elizabeth. 10 grade, MBOU "school № 12 named Hero of the Soviet Union I. Malikov," "The irreversibility of what happened."

2. Pariiskaya Tatiana. Kostroma. 11 grade. School № 13 of R.A Naumov, Buy city. "Doom."

Moscow. Memorial evening devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

28 2013

January 28. Moscow. Memorial evening devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It was held on January 27 in the Great Hall of the Central House of Writers.

A former intelligence officer, Yuri Rivas-Korobkov, one of the first to enter the camp in the 60th Army of the 4th Ukrainian Front, shared his memories in a unique film “Documents of the Liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army.” A fragment from a new documentary film by Galina Yevtushenko, "Dodik," (about ghetto and partisan Semyon Dodik) was also shown. The hero of the film was present. The evening was also attended by the president of the Russian Jewish Congress, Yuri Kanner, Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berl Lazar, research director of the Higher School of Economics, Yevgeny Yasin, and the German, Israeli, and U.S. Ambassadors to Russia.

Israeli Ambassador Dorit Golender awarded medals of Righteous among the Nations (posthumously) to their direct descendants living in Moscow and the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, and Togliatti.

It was followed by the ceremony of awarding the winners of the XI Annual International Competition of teachers, pupils, and students, "The Holocaust: Memory and Prevention."

Such memorial evenings have been held on this date in Moscow every year since 1995. It is organized by the Foundation and the Center for the Holocaust, with the participation of the Government of Moscow, the Israeli Embassy in Russia, the Russian Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

"To remember and pass the baton to future generations the memory ..."

27 2013

January 27. Hadera. "To remember and pass the baton to future generations the memory ..."

Israel. Hadera. “Energy Courage,” a regular meeting of the "round table", dedicated to the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, was held in the Military Historical Museum... Former prisoners of ghettos and camps lit memorial candles for the six million victims. Soldiers, liberators who saved the world from plague of Nazi Fascism, viewed a piece of the documentary "The World after Auschwitz.

Moscow. School-Conference "Holocaust: Remembrance and Warning" on International Holocaust remembrance day

25 2013

25 January.
25 January, work started at the Holocaust Museum and Jewish heritage in the Memorial synagogue at poklonnaya Gora, REK the XII International Conference-school "Holocaust: Remembrance and Warning" to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Conference was presented by presentations, essays, term papers and creative works of students. The Conference participants came from different regions of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Stavropol Krai and the Republic of Mordovia.
There was the awards at a ceremony on January 27 in the Central House of writers competition winners. (900 entries were submitted from 55 Russian regions and 9 foreign countries).

Alla Gerber was awarded the highest State Award in Germany

24 2013

24 January, German Ambassador Ulrich Brandenburg submitted Alla Gerber, President of "Holocaust" with the Knight cross of the order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany ".
The ceremony was attended by members of the Center and fund Holocaust Yevgeny Yasin, Rena Lesnevskaya, Leonid Gozman, a well-known human rights activists Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Lev Ponomaryov, Mikhail Fedotov, and Arseny Roginsky, in addition to friends and colleagues of Alla Gerber. All warmly greets her with this well deserved award.

"The Holocaust" Bulletin of the Russian research and educational Holocaust Center and fund Holocaust No. 59 year 2013 JANUARY Editor's note

06 2013

  This year we are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its founding. We are proud to be the first organization in the former Soviet Union, which sought not only to commemorate the victims, but also to connect the Holocaust theme with modern life.
Today the Center has regional offices in 25 cities across Russia, and thousands of scientists and teachers in the country, to cooperate with it. The Center said the "Jubilee", presenting his work at the UN headquarters in New York at the invitation of the UNITED NATIONS information programme, as well as at the regular meeting of the UN Commission, dedicated to the study and teaching of the Holocaust in Russia
November 8, 2012, on the eve of the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the session concerning the information of the UN Program was held at the New York headquarters and under the theme "from oblivion to Memory: a Holocaust Story Emerging and education in Russia Today", in which the Russian scientists and educators presented the results of work.
Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the annual Conference at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. We conducted a high profile International Conference in Rostov-on-Don, held memorial activities in Rostov and Stavropol Krai, and inaugurated the alley of the righteous, the first of its kind in Russia. Five new books published in the series "Russian Holocaust Library".
In this issue we present the various aspects of teaching and learning about the Holocaust in Russia. The Centre organized and conducted more than 15 seminars with the support of the grants of the President of the Russian Federation and the Claims Conference. This was done all over Russia from Siberia (Novokuznetsk and Kemerovo) to the sea of Azov (Taganrog). With the support of the local authorities in many cities held events devoted to 70-th years of the Holocaust in Central Russia and the Northern Caucasus. IHRA is supported, the Centre has published the proceedings of the International Conference on perpetuation the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, held in St. Petersburg in November 2011.
Representatives of different professions and ethnic communities have actively participated in the International Holocaust remembrance day. This is the first time the event was held with the support of the Council of Europe.
Centre of international relations have also grown significantly. In addition to our traditional contacts in Israel, the United States, France and Germany, we have established new contacts and partnerships with the University of Toronto (Canada), the Institute of contemporary history (Munich, Germany), the Holocaust, the State Commission (New Jersey, United States) and Rutgers University (United States).
The full version of the newesletter 

Alla Gerber Awarded the Pushkin Medal

28 2012

28 December 2012

President Vladimir Putin signed an order to honor Alla Gerber, President of the Holocaust Foundation, with the Pushkin Medal. This state award is in recognition of merit in the fields of culture and education. It was conferred upon Ms. Gerber on December 28, 2012 by Minister of Culture and Education, Vladimir Medinsky.
Alla Gerber began her career as a journalist and writer and has been published in many magazines and newspapers. Subsequently, she also worked for many years as a film critic. She is the author of over one thousand articles and seven books. Her latest book, Once and Now, was released a few weeks ago. Her colleagues at the Holocaust Foundation and Center congratulate Alla Efremovna wholeheartedly and wish her further success and creativity. The photo by Vadim Brodsky shows Ms. Gerber at a recent presentation of Once and Now with Ilya Altman.

Vladimir: Information about Developments in Holocaust Education

24 2012

24 December 2012

In a letter from December 24 to Ilya Altman, Head of the Department of Education in Vladimir, T. Kovalkov stated that in the recent past, Holocaust themes  have constituted an important factor in the spiritual and moral education of students.

He pointed out that regional educational institutions have supported Holocaust education for many years.  He also drew attention to the seminar, "Lessons of the Second World War and the Holocaust: Overcoming Ethnic Stereotypes and Promotion of Tolerance," organized by the Holocaust Center in February 2012 for teachers in Vladimir and the Vladimir region.
T. Kovalkov has expressed his thanks to the Holocaust Center for supplying materials and has also expressed the hope that further cooperation will be developed and strengthened.


Governor's Scholarship for Young Holocaust Researcher Mariya Gileva,

23 2012

23 December 2012

Marya Gilyeva, a student at Archangelsk University, has received the Governor’s Scholarship. She was the winner of the 10th international competition on the Holocaust and also participated in the presentations held at the UNESCO headquarters in 2012.
In the photo: Mariya Gileva and Governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Igor Orlov.

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