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05.02.2005

German Schoolchildren Study Second World War History on Materials of a Karelian Museum

February, 5, Youth Anti-fascist center under the Museum in memoriam of the victims of fascism in honor of M. Kolbe hosted 10 & 11 grade German students of a private school. They comprised only a part of the students who came to Petrozavodsk from our brother city Tübingen on an exchange program. Their teacher Michael invited everybody to visit the anti-fascist museum & the center, but only few students proved to be interested in discussing such problems & visiting the exhibition on such topic. Nevertheless, the students, according to what they said, were satisfied with the meeting. Such museums they had seen before only in Germany and came across this one first time in Russia.
The founder of the museum, himself an ex-prisoner of a German camp, Vadim Nikolaevich Mizko, was the students’ guide through the museum.
The head of the Youth Anti-fascist center told the visitors about his organization’s activities and gave them bulletins, edited by the young anti-fascists & other publications. Both parties expressed a willingness to establish closer contacts between German and Karelian youth.
The meeting was highlighted by the two Karelian TV channels – “Nika+” & “Petronet”.
Maxim Efimov,
Chair of the Karelian regional department of Interregional youth social & charity organization "Youth Human Rights Group" (YHRG), Head of the Youth Anti-fascist center, Editor in chief of the anti-fascist bulletin "Zero o' clock".

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