Adress: 115035, Russia, Moscow,
Sadovnicheskaya St. 52/45
The Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center and the Holocaust Foundation
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Phone/fax: (499) 995-21-82, (495) 953-33-62
E-mail: center@holofond.ru
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The Center and the Foundation's Programs

 
Museum and Archival Program

 
  The Center has collected personal belongings and documents from citizens of Russia, the United States, Israel and Germany that are included in ten personal and seven documentary collections (including the History of Jews in Russia/the USSR, Jewish Participants in the Great Patriotic War, and the History of the Holocaust and Resistance). Questionnaires are completed by former ghetto prisoners who are Russian citizens and by their family members, and their personal documents are collected. The first exhibition of the Holocaust Museum on the Poklonnaya Gora was prepared on this basis and opened in 1998.
 
 
Memorial Program
 
Representatives of the Russian public, national communities and youth gather in prestigious locations in Moscow each year at evening ceremonies to commemorate the Jews who were victims of Nazism. The Foundation has initiated evening and memorial ceremonies in observance of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Army, the execution of the leaders of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, and the "Doctors' Affair".  The Youth Center  together with German students, established a memorial plaque at the site of the execution of the Jews in Lubavichi.
 
 
Program on Righteous Among the Nations
 
 
  The discovery and commemoration of the role of Russian citizens who saved Jews from the Nazis, assistance in granting them the title of Righteous Among the Nations, safe-keeping of documentary evidence, and publication of articles describing the feat of the Righteous Among the Nations. The Association of the Righteous Among the Nations (chairman N. Dorozhinsky) functions under the auspices of the Foundation and brings together the citizens of Moscow and the Moscow Region who have been awarded this title. The association is actively involved in educational work among young people. A textbook for schoolchildren is being prepared.
 
Memders of Youth Club Foundation with Righteous

 
International Cooperation
 
 
 The discovery and commemoration of the role of Russian citizens who saved Jews from the Nazis, assistance in granting them the title of Righteous Among the Nations, safe-keeping of documentary evidence, and publication of articles describing the feat of the Righteous Among the Nations. The Association of the Righteous Among the Nations (chairman N. Dorozhinsky) functions under the auspices of the Foundation and brings together the citizens of Moscow and the Moscow Region who have been awarded this title. The association is actively involved in educational work among young people. A textbook for schoolchildren is being prepared.
 
 
Scientific Program
 
 
  The Center and Foundation held four international scientific conferences: Lessons of the Holocaust and Contemporary Russia (with funding from the Council of Europe, the Russian Federation Ministry of Education, Yad Vashem and the Solomon Mihoels Center. A group of authors was selected and preparation began on a two-volume comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Holocaust in the USSR. Anti-Semitic publications in 300 newspapers that were published in the languages of the peoples of the USSR during the Nazi occupation were discovered. A database was created including 7000 of these articles. “The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust on the territory of USSR” was prepared by the Center  and  w’l publish at 2009 by ROSSPEN.
 

International Contest

 

 
Since 2002 the Center and the Foundation hold 5 International contests “Holocaust lessons – a way to Tolerance”. Annually about 700 students and teachers from Russia, CIS, Europe, Israel and USA take part at the contest.

Winners in Paris


The winners were invited to the international conferences and seminars in Brest (Belarus), UNESCO (Paris) and Yad Vashem (Israel). Four volumes out of the best papers were published.

 

 
Educational program
 
The main directions  are the preparation of a national program for teaching the topic of the Holocaust, including the Holocaust in textbooks on the history of the XX century and the preparation of future teachers in Russian school and universities jointly with institutes increasing teachers’ qualifications (Teacher Training Institutions) throughout Russia. The program aims at creating long-lasting structures, which will ensure systematic preparation and further training of teachers on the Holocaust, as well as the introduction of lessons in Russian schools. It’s includes seminars in the Russian regions (since 2000 was hold about 40 seminars);  long-distance courses for the preparation of teachers on the topic of the Holocaust; a Summer Session for the courses’ graduates; sending the best pedagogues  on trainings in Israel and the US ( about 200 teachers from Russia and SIC).
A separate part of the program is working with teachers of Jewish schools on the base of annual seminars (hold since 2001).
 
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