Queen Mary University of London launches Russian exhibition on Holocaust remembrance

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Russian exhibition "Holocaust: destruction, liberation, salvation" opened at the Queen Mary University of London. Queen Mary University is a prestigious university in Western Europe and the third largest educational center in the United Kingdom.

Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the Holocaust scientific and educational Center and professor of the Russian State Humanitarian University, representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK Anton Chesnokov, and professor of Russian culture and cinema of the Queen Mary University of London Jeremy Hicks took part in the opening.

The exposition covers the history of the Holocaust in the occupied territory of the Soviet Union and presents the role of the Red Army in saving the Jews of Europe in great detail. Among over 80 documents and photos from the archives and museums of several countries, the exhibition presents a number of unique exhibits, including a letter from Anne Frank’s father dated 23 February 1945 stating that he “was saved by the Russians”.

Visitors could familiarize themselves with texts from the books of the Italian poet and writer Primo Levi about his release from Auschwitz, as well as see photographs of Soviet soldiers and the prisoners they saved.

The exhibition opening also included a screening of the film Invisible Holocaust, which presents rare footage shot by Soviet film crews during World War II, including mass executions of Russians, Ukrainians and other Jews of the former Soviet Union by the Nazis in 1941 and 1942, preceding the gas chambers and death camps.

The Queen Mary University of London will present the exhibition until April 28. On April 29, the exhibition be shown at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK.

Based on TASS materials