The Lessons of the Holocaust
and Contemporary Russia
The Remember the Women Institute was represented at an international scientific
conference in Moscow in October 2002, at the invitation of the Russian
Holocaust Foundation and its director, Dr. Ilya Altman. The conference,
entitled “The Lessons of the Holocaust and Contemporary Russia,”
was held in conjunction with the Solomon Mikhoels International Art Festival.
The issue of women and the Holocaust was addressed in this setting for
the first time. Dr. Rochelle Saidel presented a lecture on Jewish women
at Ravensbrück concentration camp, and Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth, a professor
of German Studies, Holocaust Studies and Women’s Studies at Middle
Tennessee State University who cooperates with the Institute, presented
a paper on teaching about women during the Holocaust.
Shown at the conference, l. to r., front row, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel
of Remember the Women Institute, Dr. Ilya Altman of the Russian Holocaust
Foundation, Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell of RIchard Stockton College, Dr.
Sonja Hedgepeth of Middle Tennessee State University, Simon Dodik, and
Dr. Rashid Kaplanov of Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish
Civilization. R. to l., back row, Dr. Joshua Rubenstein of Amnesty International
and Dr. Steven Katz of Boston University.