Posted 14 июня 2021, 10:53
Published 14 июня 2021, 10:53
Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:37
Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:37
On it it will be possible to learn about 252 heroes of different nationalities who sheltered Jews in the occupied territories in different regions of Russia.
The head of the RJC Yuri Kanner noted that there is a direct connection between the battle with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust - the Nazis began to physically exterminate the Jews of Europe precisely after the attack on the Soviet Union. It is customary to call the people who sheltered the Jews the Righteous Among the Nations - they risked their lives and the lives of their relatives every day. “We want that thanks to our project “Saviors” they will be remembered, as many of our compatriots and tribesmen as possible paid tribute to them. Many of us were born due to the fact that there were such people”, - added Kanner.
The idea of the Saviors project belongs to two Moscow schoolgirls who photographed the surviving prisoners of the Holocaust and recorded interviews with them. They came to the conclusion that as there could be no saved without saviors, and vice versa. During the exhibition, visitors will be involved in a virtual dialogue between the rescuers and the rescued. The monitors will also broadcast interviews with the Righteous Among the Nations. And at the moment, the researchers do not know about all the saviors - therefore, some of the tablets are left blank. The work on collecting information continues.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be attended by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, various public figures, as well as relatives of 99-year-old Righteous Among the Nations Tamara Romanova. After that, the Russian Jewish Congress will hold a solemn charity reception with the participation of more than two hundred people. The trustees of the evening are Viktor Vekselberg, a member of the REC Presidium Bureau, and Leonid Bogorad, Gennady Mirgorodsky and Alexey Taicher, members of the REC Presidium.
The Saviors exhibition will be open until July 4, 2021.