The Center and Foundation occupies office space in the center of Moscow that was set aside for it by order of the Russian Federation Government. The Center and Foundation has a specialized library, video collection and archive for the preservation of personal funds and collections of the former ghetto prisoners and participants in the Great Patriotic War and the Resistance. It also has lecture and exhibition halls with a permanent documentary exhibit and mobile exhibitions.
Meetings of the "Unknown Holocaust" discussion group, the Youth Center and the Association of the Righteous Among the Nations are held at the Center and Foundation on a monthly basis. Leading world experts regularly give lectures and make presentations. They include Professor Michael Berenbaum, one of the founders of the Memorial Holocaust Museum in the United States, the former director of the Yad Vashem Museum Doctor Izhak Arad, Paul Levin and Stephane Bruhfeld(Sweden), the authors of the book Tell Your Children About It, and Dr Shimon Samuels, director of the European Bureau of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Every year, the Center and Foundation holds evening ceremonies commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and the heroes of the Resistance. Government leaders participate in these events, which evoke a strong response from society and the media.
Ellie Wiesel and Dr. Ilya Altman at the 34th Annual Conference
"Holocaust and the Churches" in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. March 7, 2004
Commemorating ceremony in "Poklonaya Gora"
Other activities include: international scientific conferences and symposia; educational seminars from Brest to Vladivostok, and from Archangelsk to Kaliningrad; international courses for teachers; competitions for research on the Holocaust; and international conferences for schoolchildren. A special series of books is published under the title The Russian Holocaust Library and a scientific and information bulletin entitled Holocaust. The Center and Foundation also participated in the creation of such documentaries as The Ghetto of Brest (winner of the Grand-Prix at the Montenegro film festival in 1995) and Process (2002). The Center and Foundation maintains close partner relationships with all the leading museums and scientific centers in Europe, Israel, North America, Japan, CIS countries and the Baltic States.