The Center for Jewish History Receives $1 Million from the Blavatnik Family Foundation for Fellowships, Film Digitization and Additional Beneficial Projects

The Blavatnik Family Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Center for Jewish History, home to the largest collection of Jewish history in the world outside of Israel. The award reflects the generosity of Len and Alex Blavatnik, longtime board members at the Center. “This extraordinary contribution from the Blavatnik Family Foundation provides key support for the Center in what may prove to be the most pivotal time in our 20-year history,” said Peter Baldwin, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are grateful that the Blavatnik Family Foundation strengthened their longtime support of the Center through this major gift. Together with increased support from other Board members, we are moving from a time of crisis to one of renewal.” […]

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Blavatnik Archive to host international conference exploring the role of Jewish soldiers and fighters in the Allied armies during World War II

The Blavatnik Archive, with the support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Genesis Philanthropy Group, and David Berg Foundation, will host an international virtual conference this month that honors the nearly 1.5 million Jewish men and women who fought in World War II against Adolf Hitler and the Axis powers. The “Jewish Soldiers & Fighters in WWII” conference is organized in connection to the Archive’s traveling exhibit, “Road to Victory: Jewish Soldiers in WWII.” Nearly 40 historians and leading experts from universities, archives, libraries, and museums in nine countries are participating in the international gathering Nov. 14-15. […]

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UK’s fourth wealthiest man gifts £766,000 archive Jewish history

The centre housing the largest collection of Jewish history in the world outside Israel had a major financial boost this week as the UK’s fourth wealthiest man Sir Len Blavatnik donated $1 million. The Blavatnik Family Foundation awarded the seven-figure sum to the Center for Jewish History for the preservation, digitisation and archival processing of collections held by the Center’s five in-house partners. These include the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. […]

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The Blavatnik Archive Foundation and the Rossotrudnichestvo Agency Debut New Interactive Exhibit in Paris: «Road to Victory: Soviet Jews in World War Two»

A new, interactive multimedia exhibition titled «Road to Victory: Soviet Jews in World War Two» will be presented at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Paris from January 30th through April 10th. The traveling exhibit, a joint collaboration by the Blavatnik Archive Foundation (USA) and Rossotrudnichestvo Agency (Russia), honors the 75th Anniversary of the Great Victory over Fascism. […]

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Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice
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