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IHRA Chair speaks at United Nations General Assembly

On 28 January, 2019, IHRA Chair, Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin, delivered a statement at the annual observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in...

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United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Briefing A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania

Albania’s response to the plight of Jewish people during the Second World War remains a powerful example of compassion in the face of Nazi brutality during the Holocaust. The Department of Public...

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Exhibition Opening Bracha. A Blessing. Back to Polish Shtetls

This photographic exhibition brings to us images of a world that survived the Holocaust, despite the attempts of the German Nazis and their accomplices to annihilate Jewish communities, peoples and...

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Meet the Author Event: Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger

Venue: United Nations Bookshop, GA Building, Visitors’ Concourse Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ariel Burger is a writer, artist, teacher, and rabbi whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and...

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United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

The ceremony will be hosted by Ms. Alison Smale, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa,...

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Exhibition Opening: Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

This exhibition relates the unique stories of diplomats recognized by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, as Righteous Among the Nations. During the Holocaust, these diplomats...

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India during the Holocaust: A Distant Haven

B'nai B'rith International and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations host this presentation on a lesser-known chapter in the history of the Holocaust: the haven found in India by a...

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Exhibition Opening: Lives Cut Short- Seeking Refuge During the Holocaust: The Short Life of Ruth Maier

Through photographs and diary extracts, this exhibition tells the story of Ruth Maier. Born in Vienna in 1920, Ruth began keeping a diary when she turned 13. She recorded her everyday life, and the...

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Film Screening: Who Will Write Our History

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 350,000 Jewish men, women and children in the Warsaw Ghetto, historian Emanuel Ringelblum began to develop a secret archive of the ordeal facing those...

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NGO Briefing: A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania

Albania’s response to the plight of Jewish people during the Second World War remains a powerful example of compassion in the face of Nazi brutality during the Holocaust. The Department of Public...

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