The most important events of the month were related to the commemorative ceremonies dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Our trip to Slonim took us beyond the borders of Poland and Lithuania and into what is now Belarus.
“One of the things that has enabled World ORT as an institution to exist for 140 years,is its ability and its requirement to adapt to the environment around it.''
In the Yiddish world, researchers travel to Belarus to find material on historical figures and events that took place there.
Kaufman set out to photograph Jewish cemeteries, as well as prewar synagogues, and Jewish residential and communal buildings that had survived destruction by the Nazis in POland and Ukraine for nine years.
Sheptytsky, who headed the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1901 until his death in 1944, is credited with saving over 150 Jewish lives.
Spielberg played an important role in shedding light on the Holocaust in Ukraine by co-producing the documentary film “Spell Your Name” with Victor Pinchuk.
At Sheptytsky’s request, many Jewish children were hidden away in various monasteries. Hiding people in the metropolitan’s palaces or monasteries put the lives of all those residents at risk.
A former KGB officer, real-life neo-Nazis, a rabbi and a slaughtered pig are all taking part in DAU, an extreme art experiment which is raising concerns of abuse.
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