Presentation of the J-DOC Project in ANU – Museum of Jewish People

On March 15, 2022, in the ANU, the Museum of the Jewish People, there was a presentation of the project J-DOC, which deals with the policy of the USSR towards its Jewish citizens and the life of Jews in the Soviet period.

The presentation of the project was opened by Leonid Nevzlin. His opening speech began with thoughts about the war in Ukraine and how all totalitarian regimes lead to death, oppression and war. He emphasized that research in the field of totalitarianism has become one of the most important activities of the NADAV Foundation in recent years. This is done in particular through the Nevzlin Center at Hebrew College, which holds conferences and seminars on the history of totalitarianism and promotes research and publications on the history of Jews under totalitarian regimes. The documentary film “Aliens,” about the so-called “Doctors Case,” produced with the support of the NADAV Foundation, participated in the out-of-competition program of the ArtDocFest Festival last year 

The initiators of the project believe that the preservation of memory is one of the most important tasks of society. Ariel Borshchevsky, the project director of NADAV Foundation, opened the presentation by saying: “Every person who is interested in the history of his country, his people, should have the opportunity to have access to authentic historical documents. This is exactly what our project does. Now historians and archivists from different countries participate in the collection and processing of documents in J-DOC. The archives of Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and individuals are cooperating in the project.”

The website presents investigative files from the KGB archives, testimonies, memoirs, and video footage of the communist regime’s policies toward its citizens. It is a long-term project that is constantly updated with new material.