In general education schools in most regions of the country, lessons on the history of the Holocaust will be taught. In the regions, events began on January 16, and in Moscow “Memory Week” will open on January 22 at the Central House of Actors with the performance of “Cabaret Terezin”. The world-famous production is based on plots created in 1942-1944 by prisoners of the Nazi Theresienstadt concentration camp. The director and screenwriter Nina Chusova, the composer Sergei Dreznin and the choreographer Sergei Filin were the authors of the Russian version of the performance.
The main event of the “Memory Week” will be the memorial evening “Keeper of Memory”. It will take place on January 26 at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. The Russian Jewish Congress “Keeper of Memory” award will be presented there for the fifth time. The prize is awarded each year to outstanding figures who have made a special contribution to the preservation of Holocaust memory.
On January 25, the Russian House of Peoples will host a screening and discussion of the animated documentary “263 Nights”, a joint Russian-Belarusian-Israeli project, shot by the Belarusfilm film studio, tells the story of 26 Jews from the Minsk Ghetto, who hid for 263 days and nights before the arrival of the Red Army in the cellars.
In addition, the Moscow City Duma will open a historical and documentary exhibition “The Holocaust: Destruction, Resistance, Salvation” on January 27. Since 2015, it has been shown in six languages in 13 countries on four continents, including at the UN and UNESCO headquarters.
In addition, during the “Week of Remembrance” on social networks there will be an international action “We remember” uniting those who oppose any form of xenophobia, the action in Russia is carried out by the Russian Jewish Congress together with the World. Jewish Congress.