Holocaust Memorial Vandalized In Kaliningrad
ISJM, October 23, 2008
The Regnum News Agency reported on October 10th that an unknown person painted anti-Semitic death threats and a swastika on a memorial commemorating victims of the Holocaust in Kaliningrad, Russia. The monument is in a restored old Jewish cemetery that has been previously vandalized twice in recent years.
Plans for Jewish Museum Announced
ISJM, September 16, 2008
A Committee for the Russian-Jewish Museum of Tolerance in Moscow approved a final architectural plan for what they are calling the world's largest Jewish museum. According to Ha'aretz, "the world's largest Jewish museum" is to be built in Moscow. Construction is to begin in 2009 and be completed by 2011... "The German architectural firm Graft Labs will be in charge of renovation and expansion [of a former bus terminal designed by Russian modernist Konstantin Melnikov in 1927], and international design company Ralph Appelbaum Associates will head design. The building, which spans 9,000 square meters, will be enlarged by adding underground floors covering 15,000 square meters, making it the largest Jewish museum in the world."
ISJM doesn't have addition information on this project. We are sure there will be much discussion of it at the November meeting of the Association of European Jewish Museums. If our readers have further information, please write.