Symposium "Holocaust Commemoration in the Latvian and International Context"

3.07.2015

 

July 3rd, 2015

 

Symposium

Holocaust Commemoration in the Latvian and International context

 

Riga, Skolas str. 6

Riga Jewish Community and Museum “Jews in Latvia”

 

9:00 – registration and welcome coffee

 

9:30 – opening of the symposium

 

Session I

 

Iļja Ļenskis (Museum “Jews in Latvia”)

Holocaust Commemoration in Latvia in the Course of Time

 

Kaspars Zellis (LU Institute of Philosophy and Sociology)

Nazi Genocide in Social Memory of Latvian Romas

 

Olga Aļeksejeva (LU Center for Judaic Studies)

Presentation of the Database “Holocaust Memorial Sites in Latvia”

 

11:15 – coffee break

 

11:30 – transfer to the Holocaust victims memorial at Gogoļa street

 

12:00 – Annual ceremony for the Day of Commemorations of Victims of Genocide Against the Jewish People with the participation of state dignitaries

 

14:00 – Unveiling of the exhibition “Holocaust Commemoration in Latvia in the Course of Time” at the Museum “Jews in Latvia”

 

15:30 – 17:30

 

Session II

 

Aharon Sheyer (Yad-Vashem Institute, Israel)

The Memory about Holocaust and the Struggle of Latvian Jews for National Dignity (1970s-1980s)

 

Arkadi Zeltser (Yad-Vashem Institute, Israel)

Soviet Jewish Commemoration of the Holocaust: Places for Yortsayt

 

Geoges Bensoussan (Memorial de la Shoah, France)

Why Europe Remembers and Commemorates the Holocaust ?

 

Vesna Teršelič (Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past, Croatia)

Commemorating the Victims of 1990s Balkan Wars

 

 

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