Public discussion dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Riga

Session I:

Digital media about Holocaust and challenges of freedom of speech:

How can we draw the line between freedom of speech and stigmatization of group or individuals? Should the freedom of speech be redefined? The challenge of the digital era. Is the mentioning about Holocaust slightly minimizing on Internet than in a real life, or just the opposite?

Session II:

The role of cultural institutions in preserving the memory about Holocaust and in promoting the common values:

The role of State or NGOs in the preservation of memory. The motivation of the State. The role of art/culture and the academic research.Meaning of the Holocaust for the “general” public. What is a source of inspiration in advancing contemporary values, especially within the Eastern European societies?

Organized by the Embassy of Italy (IHRA chair) in Latvia and the Museum “Jews in Latvia”