JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW Sep 23, 2018 Program - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet Space #general

N. Kotz

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our September Meeting
and program on Sunday, September 23 at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville,

1:00PM Member Schmooze & Discussion: Join four tables with topics about Russia and
1:30PM Program Meeting - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet

American and Israeli Jewry's Holocaust commemorations have traditionally focused on
the experiences of those who were murdered in concentration camps in Poland.
However, about 2.7 million Holocaust victims close to half were murdered by bullets
in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. Ukraine alone is estimated to have 1,000 Jewish mass
graves. Today, most of these are abandoned, and many are subject to ongoing
desecrations. What can American Jews do to ensure that the memory of the Jews who
died in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Lithuania is preserved and honored?

Izabella Tabarovsky is a scholar with the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars focusing on politics of historical memory in the
post-Soviet space. Her particular focus is the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Soviet
Union. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Tablet, The National Interest,
The Times of Israel, and the Wilson Quarterly, among others.

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Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW

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