On January 18, Russian Academic Youth Theater hosted the first event within the framework of the 7th All-Russian Holocaust Remembrance Week: the opening and first presentation of a traveling historical and documentary exhibition "The Holocaust: Destruction, Resistance, Salvation". The Exhibition will be open to theater visitors until Monday.
At the opening ceremony, speeches were made by Dr. Alla Gerber, Co-Chair of the Holocaust Research and Education Center, President of the Holocaust Foundation; Dr. Ilya Altman, Professor of RSUH, Director of the International Center for the History of the Holocaust and Genocides of RSUH, Co-Chair of the Holocaust Center; Dr. Anna Bokshitskaya, Executive Director of the Russian Jewish Congress; Mr. Alexey Borodin, Art Director of the Theater; Mr. Stanislav Bedkin, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs; Dr. Vitaly Suchkov, Head of the Department of National Policy and Interregional Relations of the City of Moscow; Dr. Nikolai Svanidze, professor, Director of the Institute of Mass Media of RSUH, member of the Academic Council of RSUH; Mr. Alex Ben-Zvi, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation.
Dr. Leonid Tyorushkin, Head of the Archives of the Holocaust Center described the Exhibition for journalists, Dr. Roman Zhigun, researcher in the Department of Archives, conducted a tour for the guests. The emphasis was placed on the central documents and trajectories of human destinies presented at the Exhibition, as well as on its multimedia capabilities. Each stand has a separate page on the Exhibition website . In many cases the viewer can hear the living voice of the very person whose photograph he sees on the stand.