Alla Gerber in politics, writing and social activities
Thanks to her active social, political and literary activities in Russia and far beyond her borders, Alla Gerber became famous. The biography of the woman is replete with data on the results of her diverse work. These are new appointments, editions of many books, and the organization of exhibitions.
History of literary activity
Alla Gerber began her work in the field of literature in the 60s of the last millennium, changing the legal direction of her activity.
In 1963, Gerber's article was published in the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, and then, they began to actively publish her works in such publications as Izvestia, Yunost, Literary Gazette, Culture and Life, and Journalist. From the last Alla Gerber was fired due to differences in ideology. She printed about 1,000 articles and also worked as a visiting journalist in selected of the listed editions.Some time was in the post of editor at the Gorky Film Studio (1970-1973).
Further (1973-1978), she worked as an observer of the magazine "Soviet screen".
Also Alla Gerber was one of the organizers of the free movement of writers "April", which advocated restructuring in the USSR. In addition to Soviet writers, this organization also included literary critics, journalists, and journalists who supported the reforms introduced by Gorbachev.
Alla Efremovna Gerber is the author of eight books, the most famous of which are: “Mom and Dad”, written in 1994, “Fate and topic: etudes about Inna Churikova,” the book was published in 1986, children's prose “One on One” (1969 ).
In addition, the writer is a member of the Union of Cinematographers, the Union of Writers and the Union of Journalists.
The State Duma
1993 - Alla Gerber was elected to the State Duma deputies, she became a member of the Choice of Russia faction from the Moscow Northern District. In 1996, she wanted to be re-elected on the second line, but Sergei Storgin from the party of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation bypassed her.
In this small parliamentary period, the writer conducted active political activities and with her participation such laws were developed as:
- "On state and non-state secondary education".
- "On the prohibition of extremist organizations, the promotion of national hatred and Nazi symbols".
- "On neo-fascism in Russia".
- "On restricting the privileges of deputies and government officials."
Laws about the preservation of museums and children's extracurricular organizations, about libraries and cinema were also developed together with Alla Gerber. Also being a deputy, she organized parliamentary hearings on the theme: "The danger of fascism in a country that defeated fascism," advocated the speediest adoption of the law on juvenile justice. In general, over the three years of her state Duma activity, Alla Gerber solved more questions than thousands of voters in her district.
Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
The publicist was included in the Public Chamber after President Vladimir Putin issued a decree in 2007 about this. Then she became the head of the group that deals with the problems and issues of migrants in Russia. During this period, she was appointed a member of the commission on freedom of speech and international relations. In 2009, President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree extending the powers of Alla Gerber. While working in the Public Chamber, the woman supported the idea of the early release of Svetlana Bakhmina, who was a former lawyer for the Yukos organization.She also performed with the support of entrepreneur Telman Ismailov (summer 2009).
She criticized the publication of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the Jewish media, as well as the contest of cartoons on the Holocaust, as she considered inadmissible a satire on the destruction of people and religious themes.
She is one of the leaders of the movement against fascism. In 1990, the writer organized the first anti-fascist trial of Smirnov-Ostashvili KV, who was the head of the movement "Memory". The process ended not in favor of the leader: he was convicted under the article “For inciting national hatred”.
In addition, in 1991 Alla Efremovna Gerber began to participate in the movement "Democratic Russia" and became the organizer of the Moscow Anti-Fascist Center. By the way, further, on the basis of the organization "Democratic Russia", the block "The Choice of Russia" and the "Moscow Anti-Fascist Center" (1992) were created, headed by Evgeniy Proshechkin.
In 2005, Alla Efremovna stated that she was concerned about the growth of xenophobia among the Russian people, and sees one of the ways to destroy it as a method of introducing political correctness into the public mind.She put forward the idea of the establishment of the Day of Remembrance in Russia on January 27 in honor of the date of liberation of Auschwitz (the Nazi camp).
In 1993, the Holocaust Foundation was founded, which perpetuates the memory of the victims of this genocide through the creation of museums, the organization of exhibitions and educational programs. The historian Mikhail Gefter becomes the president of this movement. The writer and public figure becomes a member of this foundation, and three years later, after the death of its leader, heads the organization. Forms and conducts All-Russian seminars for teachers, which reveals the theme of memory of the victims of the Holocaust and the dangers of fascism. He is one of the editors of the Holocaust Library organization and the author of a large number of books. Some of them are: "The Book of the Righteous", "History of the Holocaust in the USSR", and many others.
In Moscow, January 3, 1963, Alla Gerber was born. The parents' biography is described to some extent in her book, Mom and Dad. From which it is known that her parents were Jews. Mom worked as a teacher, and dad worked as an engineer. Alla Gerber's father was repressed in 1949, and a year later shot.Rehabilitated it already posthumously, a few years later.
In 1956, Gerber became a graduate of Moscow State University, in which she studied at the Faculty of Law. At first she worked in the profession: she occupied the positions of a lawyer, then a legal adviser, she published an essay on legal topics. And since 1960 she moved to journalism: she wrote mostly about cinema, culture, science.
The writer was married, she has a son Alexander, who is now engaged in acting and directing activities, he bears the name of his father. Alla Gerber's husband - Efim Zeldovich died when their son was six and a half years old.