The online meeting with former prisoners of the ghetto and Nazi concentration camps was attended by students and youth from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yakutsk, and other Russian cities.
It was the fifth meeting in the framework of a joint project of the All-Russian Union of Jewish Students (RUJS) and the Moscow Public Organization of Jews – former prisoners of the ghetto and Nazi concentration camps (MOOU-UGiK), organized with the support of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. This time, in connection with the current epidemiological situation, the meeting was held online.
The childhood of these people is inseparably linked with the history of the Holocaust, only by a miracle could they survive the horrible tragedy of the Jewish people. Oleg Mortkovich, Ilya Schwartz, Boris Srebnik, Ida Spektor, and Zinovy Rotenberg shared with participants their amazing personal stories.
The preservation of historical memory and the prevention of Holocaust denial belong to the priorities of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. We are grateful to the Holocaust survivors for taking the time and mental strength to meet with the young and share the tragic stories of those terrible days, passing on their memory to future generations.