Evgeny Tsymbal, Film Director, Moscow, and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Kovno ghetto was established by Nazis in Kaunas (Lithuania) in 1941. Most of the Kovno ghetto Jewish population was killed by Nazis and died from starvation, excessive labor or various diseases. However, there were some people that managed to survive Nazis atrocities. Among the survivors there was a Jewish girl, Tamara Lazerson. While living in the ghetto, she, like Anne Frank, wrote a diary and hid it from Nazis. However, after liberation she was forced to hide her diary for another 30 years. The diary was never published either in Russian or English languages. This movie is the first movie that presents excerpts from the diary and an interview with the diary's author - Tamara Lazerson.

This event will be held in the Fifth Floor Conference Room.

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  • Evgeny Tsymbal

    Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict