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Exhibition of Memory at the KJJC

Scientific and research project ‘Paths of Remembrance” of Geschichtswerkstatt Europa, Institute for Applied History and European University Viadrina supported by the Fund «Remembrance, Responsibility, Future» presented its exhibition at the KJJC.

The exhibition includes 14 stands with materials dedicated to the tragic pages of Holocaust against Jews and Gypsies on the territory of Transnistria (between Dniester and South Bug rivers). Many of gathered materials and evidences were unknown before.

“Oral history methodology was the main in our research work”, told Anna Abakumova (Dnepropetrovsk National University aspirant, member of the project team). “We gathered many interviews and new details of the tragedy and will prepare educational materials that will help us to remember these terrible events of the history.”

“It is very important for me that we succeeded in organizing this exhibition”, said Alexander Dukov, ‘Historical Memory” Fund Director (Moscow, Russia). “It is symbolic that the start of the exhibition took place in Moldova – the country where the fascism pressure was especially hard. And of course it will be shown in Russia, FSU and European countries”.

In the opening took part Dr. Dirk Lorenz, head of political and economic Dpt of the European Union Commission in Moldova, representatives of the Center of Training and Professional Development, JCC KEDEM, “Joint” in Moldova, Jewish and Gypsy organizations, teachers, students and pupils.