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Ceturtā starptautiskā konference „Holokausta muzeji un piemiņas vietas postkomunistiskās valstīs: izaicinājumi un iespējas”

2016.g 16. – 17. maijā Rīgā, Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmijā notiks Ceturtā starptautiskā konference “Holokausta muzeji un piemiņas vietas postkomunistiskās valstīs: izaicinājumi un iespējas”. Konferences mērķis ir uzsvērt Holokausta piemiņas svarīgumu Eiropas valstīs un sekmēt Holokausta pasniegšanu. Konferences laikā tiks pievērsta uzmanība arī Holokausta atceres apslēptajiem resursiem un to izpētei Eiropas valstīs, kā arī Holokausta izglītības īpatnībām un iepriekš nezināmajām vēstures lappusēm par pretošanās kustību un varonību geto un koncentrācijas nometnēs. Informācija un pieteikumi pa e-pastu project@shamir.lv




9:00 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:15 Opening of the conference:

Rabbi.dr. Menahem Barkahan

Professor. Dr. Karlis Shadurskis – Minister of Education and Science


10:15 – 11:50 Introduction session:

Moderator dr. Yoel Rappel

1.   keynote speaker: Prof. Zehavit Gross, Head, UNESCO chair, Values Education, Tolerance and Peace and Head, The Sal Van Gelder Center for Holocaust Instruction and Research, School of education, Bar- Ilan University, Israel  – As the Witnesses Fall Silent: The Future of Holocaust Education International Perspective

2.    prof. dr. Reinhold Boschki, Universität Tübingen – “Towards a New Theory and Practice of Holocaust Remembrance in Germany.”

3.    . prof .dr. Hayk Demoyan  Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute – Armenian genocide: historical parallels and modern dimensions

4.    dr. Yoel Rappel, Elie Wiesel Archive –  Elie Wiesel:The Holocaust and The Jews of Silence-Two Fights One War.

5.    dr.Aron Shneyer, Jerusalem – On the way to the Shoa in Latvia: from the traditional antisemitism to rasism.

6.    Leonid Terushkin, Russian Holocaust Center – Letters from neighbors and friends unknown evidences of death and  salvation during the Holocaust. Research in the family archieves as an aproach in museology and education.


11:50 – 12:10 Coffee break



12:10 – 14:20 Session Holocaust teaching:

Moderator dr. Mordechai Shalem


  1. dr. Mordechai Shalem – “The universal meaning of teaching the Holocaust”
  1. dr. Ildikó, Barna, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences – Holocaust Teaching


Petra Seidlova, European Shoah Legacy Institute – Restorative Justice for victims of Holocaust in the Baltic States: Restitution of Immovable Property and Social Welfare.

  1. dr. Akiva Sela, director of the  center “Jerusalem of Lithuania” Operations center “Jerusalem of Lithuania” as a tool for teaching the Holocaust in Eastern Europe


  1. Mark Bernshtein, Wikipedia – Wikipedia and mass education


  1. Iryna Radchenko and Vlad Basilevskyi, “Tkuma” Ukrainian institute for Holocaust Studies  – Features of studying and teaching of Holocaust in Ukraine («Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, as an example)



  1. Ekaterina Gertsman, St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Institute of International Educational Programs– Teaching Holocaust history for foreign students in Russia.


  1. Maria Gulakova, St.Petersburg Institute of Jewish Studies – The peculiarities of teaching the history of Holocaust
  1. Vadim Stetsuk, Kamianets-Podilsky Ivan Ohienko National UniversityHolocaust in Ukranian School and in local history courses.


  1. dr. Joseph Mendelevich, Judaism research  center “Mahor Meir”Loyalty to the laws of Torah during the Holocaust  


14:20 – 15:20 Lunch break


15:20 – 16:30 Session Colaborators:

Moderator dr. Didzis Berzins


  1. prof. dr. Boris Kovalev, Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS – Holocaust and collaboration: Why neighbors became murderers?
  1. dr. Didzis Berzins Latvian University– Holocaust in the social memory and the problem of collaborators.
  1. Josifs Rochko, Muzejs “Ebreji Daugavpilī un Latgalē” – A portrait of a collaborator in Latgale
  1. dr. Mikhail Kizilov, Centre for Ethnocultural Studies – The Role of the Local Collaborators in the Mass Murder of the Soviet Citizens in Simferopol in 1941-1944


  1. Dmitriy Astashkin,  “Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University” – Forced labor on occupied territory of USSR as a war crime (On the material of opened trials over war criminals 1943-1947)


16:30 – 18:00 Session The modern aspects of Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism in Europe (part 1):

Moderator Dr. Valery Engel


1.      Dr. Valery Engel, President of the European Center for Democracy Development, Director (Latvia) – “Xenophobia, Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism: Pan-European Report”.

2.      Dr. Jean-Yves Camus, political analyst and a Research Fellow, The George Washington University, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), The Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.– “Antisemitism and Holocaust-denial on the French Extreme-Right”

3.      Dr. Anna Castriota, Member or the Radicalism Group, Dept. of History, Northampton University (UK) – ” Back to the Future: Italy and the coming back of radical nationalism”.

  1. Mr. Bulcsu Hunyadi, Analyst, Political Capital Institute in Budapest (Hungary) – “Xenophobia and aggressive nationalism in Hungary on the example of the refugee crisis”.
  2. Ms. Tatjana Vukelic (PhD. student), University of Freiburg (Germany) – “The situation of Romani people in South-Eastern Europe”.

6.      Dr. Vanja Ljujic,   International Association of Intercultural Education (Netherlands)  – “Tolerating Intolerance: autochtone and allochtone radicalization in the Netherlands”

7.      Dr. Semen Charny (Семен Чарный, к.и.н.), Chairman of the Board of the Institute for national policies and interethnic relations Studies, Moscow (Russia) – “Violence motivated by hate in Russian Federation in years 2005-2015, dynamics and analyze”

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 Guided tour “Riga Ghetto Museum”






10:00 – 11:30 Session The modern aspects of Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism in Europe (part 2):

Moderator Dr. Valery Engel



1.      Dr. Giovanni Savino, Visiting fellow Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities (Italy) – “Without Europe? Italian and French Far Right, a comparative approach”.

2.      Dr. Ildiko Barna, associate professor of sociology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)  in Budapest (Hungary) – “”The Topography of anti-Semitism in Hungary”.

3.      Dr. Ilya Tarasov (Илья Тарасов, д.и.н.), Professor of the I. Kant University of Kaliningrad (Russia) – “Right-wing radicalism and xenophobic  factors of social practices in Hungary and Slovakia: a comparative analysis”.

4.      Mrs. Pranvera Tika, PhD student of the Panteon University, Athens, Departement of Political Sciences and History (Greece) –  ” Forms of discrimination and aggressive nationalism in Greece during the times of the economic recession”.

  1. Mrs. Katarzyna du Vall, PhD student of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland) – „Polish law and totalitarian ideologies: the need for change”.

6.      Mr. Alex Carter, PhD student of the Teesside University, Center for Faccism, Anti-fascist and Post-fascist Studies (UK) – “The Counter-Jihad: A Trojan Horse for the Far-Right in UK?”

7.      Dr. Tatjana Ljujic, Unuiversity of Cambridge (UK) – “Germany: Willkommen policy in context: extreme right, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”.


11:30 – 11:50 Coffee break
11:50 – 13:25 Session Armenian genocide as a ancestor of the Holocaust  + memorialization of Holocaust (part 1):

Moderator Mikhail Kemerau


  1. dr. Stefan Cristian Ionescu, Research Fellow at Duke University, Center for European Studies – The “Armenian Question” during the Holocaust in Romania, 1940-1944
  1. Amaliya Prtavyan,  Jewish museum and Tolerance center – Specifics of memoralization of the Shoa and armenian genocide in Osman Empire.
  1. dr. Shelale Hasanova Baku Slavic University – the Armenian Genocide as a forerunner of the Holocaust: the Western experts’ view on the issue
  1. Dusko Veskovski, Holocaust fund of the Jews from Macedonia – Holocaust in Macedonia, deportation of Macedonian Jews
  1. Maria Vyathcina, Kazan Federal University and Anna Yudkina, State Museum-Preserve “The Kulikovo Field” Between “loyal administration” and “concerned citizens”: actors of memoralization of Holocaust in  Smolensk region


  1. Oleksiy Salivon, PhD Student, University of StuttgartPrimo Levy in the context of the Holocaust commemoration


  1. dr. Semen Charny, Institute for the Study of national policies and international relations – Substitution, dissolution, reconstruction – especially denial of the Holocaust in post-Soviet space


13:25 – 14:25 Lunch break
14:25 – 15:30


Session memorialization of Holocaust (part 2):

Moderator dr.Leonid Terushkin


  1. Olga Kartashova, Central European University – The Soap Myth of the Holocaust. Old story and new speculations.



  1. Aleksandr Dusman, Jewish Community of the Ida-Virumaa County of Estonia – Historical Memory and Modernity



  1. Dmitriy Alekseev, Russian Holocaust Center (Moscow, Russia) – Love on the war time on the material of letters and diaries of Jews during WWII



  1. dr. Mikhail Sigalov, fellow of SPC “Holocaust” (Moscow, Russia)  – Family archive as the base for museum exhibition about the history of fates of the Jew during the WWII and Holocaust. Collection of family Sigalov-Kolpachki



  1. Daniil Tunin, journalist (Moscow, Russia) –  Rememberence of the Holocaust and WW II in ex-soviet countries in context of 2014-2016 years events.



mr. Boris Maftsir – The negative effects of denying the Holocaust in Soviet Union.