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January 27, 2008:
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust


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Concert on International Day of Commemoration to Honour the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27 2008 at 6 p.m.
On the occasion of the international day of commemoration to honour the victims of the Holocaust on January27 2008, the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Jewish Community in Prague and Arco Diva, in association with Zuzana Růžičková, have prepared a festive evening featuring a concert at the Spanish Synagogue in Prague.
Speeches will be made before the concert by the first Vice-President of the Czech Senate Petr Pithart, the Chairman of the Jewish Community in Prague František Bányai and the Director of the Jewish Museum in Prague Leo Pavlát.
The concert will feature works by the Czech composers Jiří Teml, Sylvie Bodorová, Viktor Kalabis and Otomar Kvěch as performed by the leading baritones Ivan Kusnjer, Roman Janál and Václav Sibera, accompanied by the organist Irena Chřibková, pianist Jan Marcol and the Martinů String Quartet.
 
Free entry.
 

On the occasion of January 27, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945, which was designated by the resolution of the UN General Assembly as the International Day of commemoration to honour Holocaust victims (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) and which is commemorated in the Czech Republic as a significant day, the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague has prepared the following events:
 
 
 
I. Exhibition Don’t Lose Faith in Mankind... The Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia through the Eyes of Jewish Children at the High School of Uničov until January 30 2008 and then in City Cultural Centre in Konice in February 2008

II. Friday, January 26, 2007, 10 a.m.:

Opening ceremony of the exhibition Don’t Lose Faith in Mankind... The Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia through the Eyes of Jewish Children at the Grammar School of Jiří Orten in Kutná Hora
 

III. The exhibition Neighbours Who Disappeared will take place at the following venues:

Grammar School Praha 10
Pedagogical High School Plzeň
International presentation of the exhibition: Furman University, Greenville (USA), Ferrara (Italy), Bratislava (Slovakia)
 
For more information see www.zmizeli-sousede.cz
 

IV. Campaign on education against racism and xenophobia:

The campaign of the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague will take place between January 15 and February 11 on the citylights in Prague.
 
For more information about the campaign see this press release >>>
 

V. Educational programmes:

Between January 28 and February 8, the UN Information Centre in cooperation with the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague prepared educational programmes Hana’s Suitcase, The Holocaust in Documents and Discussion with the Holocaust Survivors for students. This way, the Czech branch of the UN joins the Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Day of Prevention of crimes against humanity.

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