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01/02 2017

Student of Samara ORT “Gesher” School took part at the International Conference "The Holocaust: Memory and Warning"


Student of the 11th grade of Samara ORT "Gesher"  Valeriya Akulina took part in the 9th  International Conference of students "The Holocaust: Memory and Warning" in Moscow.

Valeria made the report "The system of accounting of prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. Using documents of Samara Professor Daniel Klovsky and his father David Klovsky" (supervisor: Jewish cycle teacher Sofia Nayda).

The program was very intensive: at the beginning students had a tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Memorial Synagogue at Poklonnaya Hill, which was held by Mr.A.S.Engels, Director of the Museum.

In the Great Hall of the Synagogue the Conference had been opened by the Co-Chairman of the Center for Holocaust and RSUH Professor Mr. I.A.Altman. Participants of the conference had been greeted by the President of the Holocaust Foundation Mrs. Alla Gerber, President of RJC   Mr. Yu.I.Kanner, First Secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Russia Mrs. Noah Ginosar, Director of the UN Information Center in Moscow Mr. V.V. Kuznetsov.

On January 26, at the first day, Valery was at the memorial evening devoted to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the "Novaya Opera" theater, where they were seeing  excerpts from the "Passenger" new opera.

The second day was held at the Museum of Contemporary History. Valeria gave a presentation in the section "History of the Holocaust: concentration camps and their release." At the end of the day there was a tour - visiting the Museum’s diorama.

The third day of the conference was held at the Institute for History and Archivesof Russian State University of Humanities. At the end of the session, a round table on "The participation of youth in the modern study and memorialization of the Holocaust: current problems and prospects" was conducted.

"This conference - shared Lera her impressions on arrival – provoked a huge amount of thought and emotion. The issues that had been raised at the meetings, they are very relevant today. Is a repeat of the Holocaust possible? How to keep the memory of it? I heard a lot of wonderful and interesting presentations and found many adherents. WE had a very interesting training. This conference turned my eyes to what is happening around me. Despite the fact that this year I finish school, I will definitely continue working on this issue. We must join together to confront the growing of phenomena of anti-Semitism and nationalism in our society. I hope that next year will come to the conference, but not for school students, but for University ones. Thanks to the Russian Center “Holocaust” for the invitation to this conference students. Looking forward to see you again! ".

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