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January 27, 2007:
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust


Vzdělávací a kulturní centrum ŽMP

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. Evening programme in the Education & Culture Centre:

Thursday, 25 January, 6 p.m.: Holocaust Memorial Day – The dead forewarn us, the survivors bear witness. An evening dedicated to the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (January 27). Introduction by Vladimír Hanzel(Director of the Education & Culture Centre). Leo Pavlát (Director of the Jewish Museum in Prague) gives a speech on The Day of Commemoration. Táňa Fischerová – recitation of poetry by Otto Weiss, Jiří Hošek – cello. Hell Survivors, opening of an exhibition of photographs by Jana Noseková-Žantovská – portraits of Israeli Holocaust survivors born in Czechoslovakia. Introduction to the exhibition by Ziv Nevo Kulman from The State of Israel Embassy in Prague.
Evening programmes in the Education & Culture Centre here >>>
 

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:

Jihlava Regional Council
International presentation of the exhibition: Trento (Italy); Czech Embassy in Washington (USA)
 
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 16 and February 12 on the citylights in Prague.
 
For more information about the campaign see this press release >>>
 

V. Educational programmes:

Between January 29 and February 2, 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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