|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
SCIENCE AND CULTURE
In Brief ...
The second seminar of Ukrainian center for Holocaust studies was held in Alushta September 20-22. It was organized with the help of Scientific methodical center of higher education, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Institute for political and ethnic national studies of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma received October 1 members of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry' delegation headed by the NCSJ chairman Harold Paul Laks.
This is surprising and sad but true. For the first time over many years of interethnic accord in Ukraine anti-Semitic manifestations have received, God bless, not governmental, a certain public approval.
61 years ago fascists began shooting Jews in Babiy Yar. A mourning ceremony dedicated to this tragic even was held near the "Menorah" monument in Kiev September 30.
A Simferopol charitable Jewish center "Khesed Shimon" opened October 8 on the 11th km of the Feodosian highway a stele and menorah in memory of people fascists had killed in December 1941.
August 29 - September 1, 2002 a cosy hall of the Feodosia "Khesed Atikva" hosted the last of five modules to train leaders of the program "Hire of rehabilitation equipment "of kheseds from Central, Western and Eastern Ukraine.
October 3, almost a year past the tragedy of TU-154 airliner shot down by a "stray" Ukrainian missile, the press-club of MIA of Ukraine hosted the meeting of State secretary of the Ministry for European integration Alexander Chaly with journalists.
October 9 became the last day in Vladimir Goldman's life. He was 69... Goldman was one of the active participants of reviving Jewish life in Odessa, organizer of a charitable center "Gmilus khesed" he headed since 1993 till the recent times when he asked for resignation due to a grave disease.
An exhibition commemorating the diplomats who rescued Jews during WWII has been held in the capital Museum of literature.
October 11 a press conference was held dedicated to the opening of International charitable fund "Keren Or" ("sunshine" in Hebrew").