Film Screening: Guardians of Remembrance: Memory of the Holocaust in the Post-Soviet Space

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Date(s) - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center


Nearly 2.7 million of the Holocaust victims were murdered in the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. For ideological purposes, the Soviets nearly erased that part of the history of the Holocaust, leaving us with a picture that remains incomplete to this day. Israeli documentary filmmaker Boris Maftsir will show episodes from several films, interspersing them with discussion of how Holocaust is remembered in the region and how memory issues play out in contemporary politics as these countries continue to review and revise their histories.

Part of a 3-part screening organized by the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center with support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Embassy of Israel in the United States, Program in Judaic Studies at the George Washington University, the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University, and the Bender Jewish Community of Greater Washington.

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