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International Pupils Educational Conference dedicated to 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar tragedy “The Persistence of Memory”
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September 28th -29th 2016, Kiev ORT Educational Complex hosted International Pupils Educational Conference dedicated to 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar tragedy “The Persistence of Memory”. Ñonference run under support of World Jewish Congress and WORLD ORT. Students from ORT schools from Kiev, Zhaporozhie, Chernivtsi, Odessa and Lviv, and also students from UNESCO associated schools from Kievtook part in it.
The conference was attended by Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive-Vice President of the World Jewish Congress; Charlotte Knobloch, WJC Commissioner for Holocaust Memory; Faina Kuklianski, a chairperson of the Jewish Community of Lithuania; Shmuel Sisso, World ORT Director General and CEO; Vladimir Dribinskiy, WO Chief Program Officer; David Benish, WO Representative in CIS, Central Asia, Caucasian States & Baltic States; Viktoria Chelombitko, Deputy Head of City Educational Department; Galina Todosova, Deputy Head of the Educational Department of Dnieprovskiy District State Administration of Kiev.
Among distinguished guess speakers also were: Dr. Simon Geissbühler, a Swiss historian, political scientist, and diplomat;Edward Serotta, Director of Centropa, a journalist, photographer and filmmaker specializing in Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe; Nikolay Pylypchuk, the son of righteous gentile.
The program of the conference included presentations of the best multimedia projects created by ORT students, lectures of scientists, specialists in the history of "Holocaust", Café-dilemma “The Persistence of Memory”, tour of Jewish Kiev with use of unique audio guide "Babi Yar: Persistence of Memory" created by 11th grade pupils of Kiev ORT Educational Complex.
Authors of the best projects received diplomas and presents.
The style of posters, invitations, diplomas and other visual material was designed by 11th grade pupils from Kiev ORT Educational Complex Yulia Kazakova and Yulia Mamaeva.