The presentation of the Armenian translation of Study Manual about Holocaust in the former territory of the USSR took place October, 18, 2014 at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. It was published firstly by Russian Holocaust Centre.
The presentation was followed by a scientific-practical seminar titled “The issues of teaching the Armenian Genocide and Holocaust in schools”.
At the seminar their lectures held two authors of the handbook – Ilya Altman (Co-chairman of Russain Holocaust Center) and Alla Gerber (the President of Russian Holocaust Foundation, member of the first convocation of Russian State Duma), Hayk Demoyan (Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute), Suren Manukyan (Deputy Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute), Harutyun Marutyan (Leading Specialist of Institute of Archeology and Ethnography), Russian teachers Tatiana Pasman (Methodist in the sphere of qualification improvement of education sector employees at Pskov University), Natalia Anisisna (senior fund keeper of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, Moscow) and Olga Gorskih (Methodist in the sphere of qualification improvement of education sector employees at Tomsk University) as well as Armenian teachers and specialists in the field hold their papers.
They have discussed the following issues: the provided information about the Holocaust in Armenian school textbooks, ethno-cultural and educational issues of the Holocaust history, similarities and differences between the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust.
The scientific-practical seminar was attended by teachers who participated in the summer school “How to Teach the Topic of the Armenian Genocide” organized in 30-31 July 2014, by the center of regional and political studies “Prospectus” NGO, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Youth Foundation of Armenia as a partner organization of RA president. During the round-table discussion of the seminar the participants exchanged their experience about teaching the Armenian Genocide and Jewish Holocaust.