“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 9 March, the Prague Jewish Museum will hold a seminar for journalists in cooperation with IHRA and the USC Shoah foundation.
Three thousand seven hundred and ninety two Czech and Moravian Jews from the Terezín family camp were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz- Birkenau on the night of March 8 – 9, 1944. This was the largest mass murder of Czechoslovak citizens in the Second World War. The Prague Jewish Musuem would like to use this anniversary to reflect upon the representation of the Holocaust (Shoah) in the Czech media and on how specialized memory and educational institutions can contribute to a better understanding of the topic and improve the quality of journalistic writing on it.
The lectures will focus on topics such as which Holocaust-related topics are less often coveerd by the media, whether journalists contribute to antisemitic stereotypes and how to sort through the masses of Holocaust-related press releases and events. A workshop will provide concrete information on how to prepare for intervewing a historical witness.
The seminar will follow the opening of the Memorial of Shoah Victims in the Pinkas Synagogue.