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Academics, teachers and Jewish activists gathered in Ukraine for a conference on the Holocaust. Researchers from Ukraine, Israel and other countries met in Kiev Sunday and Monday to discuss “Shoah Victims’ Names.” The event was organized by Tkuma, Ukraine’s central Holocaust foundation, together with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, and with support from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Jewish leaders transferred the responsibility of collecting Shoah victims’ names to Boris Maftzir, head of the Holocaust Commemoration Project. The project, run by Yad Vashem, is realized in Ukraine through the Tkuma Holocaust Research Foundation and aimed at gathering information, evidence and facts about the people who died in the Holocaust. The conference also addressed the problem of Ukrainian-Jewish relations after World War II.

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