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Important Forever: Programs dedicated to Holocaust

On January 28 JCC participated in organizing concert dedicated to the UN Holocaust Victims’ memory day in Odessa – in the hall of the famous local musical school named after Stolyarsky. That was the first in the USSR musical school for gifted kids established in 1933. A lot of world famous musicians especially violinists came from the school named after Stolyarsky – such as David Oistrakh or Elisabeth Gilels.

Delegation from Chisinau consisted of Vladimir Belyeav, Union of Composers of Moldova Cjair, conductor Igor Ersak, composer Henrik Strindberg who brought a premiere for Odessa Transformation of Memory, and Denis Medoni, soloist of the JCC vocal group “Tal Tal”.

Three days later US Embassy in Moldova presented an exhibition based on materials from the Washington Holocaust Memorial and some from the JCC KEDEM Museum of Bessarabia Jewish Heritage (that also rendered consultations on the stage of the exhibition planning). The exhibition opening took place in the National Museum of History of Moldova with the presence of the official representatives of the local Parliament, government and mass-media as well ambassadors of Hungary, Poland, and Turkey.

The ceremony was opened and led by the USA Ambassador in Moldova Mr. William H. Moser. It was accompanied by Different Trains by Steve Reich performed by Select Quartet of the National Philharmonic of Moldova.

The exhibition will work until February 14.