“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The United Nations Information Centre New Delhi created an installation with the "Keeping the Memory Alive" posters to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The posters were placed in a cage of barbed wire on a starkly black platform, and the installation ended with white flowers of hope. The installation was an evocative symbol of the pain and angst of the Holocaust.
UNIC's installation drew an excellent response from the invitees to the commemoration event on 16 February, including school students, teachers, media, senior government officials, and diplomats.
In addition to the remembrance ceremony, the film The Heavens Will Open for You: The Story of Malka Rosenthal was screened for guests. Israeli musician Yoni Avital presented a short performance on the flute followed by a Hebrew song. The dignitaries present - among them, Member of Parliament Dr. Shashi Tharoor; UNIC Director Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman; the Ambassador of Israel H.E. Alon Ushpiz; a representative of the Embassy of France; and Director of the Alliance Française de Delhi Jean-Philippe Bottin - were then invited to light commemorative lamps for the victims of the Holocaust.