“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
Members of the Museums and Memorials Working Group (MMWG) gave presentations on Holocaust Memorial Days during the MMWG’s May 2014 meetings in London.
The presentations focused on the development, commemoration and education aspects of Holocaust Memorial Days as well as the equalities, differences, and challenges of Holocaust Memorial Days in different countries.
The presentations by MMWG members Anne Giebel, Solvej Berlau, François Wisard and Olivia Marks-Woldman can be viewed below:
"Holocaust Memorials Days in the OSCE Region – an International Overview" - Anne Giebel, OSCE/ODIHR
"Civil Society Initiatives and the Educational Aspect of Holocaust Memorial Day" - Solvej Berlau, Delegation of Denmark
"Holocaust Memorial Day in Switzerland" - François Wisard, Delegation of Switzerland
"The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in the UK"- Olivia Marks-Woldman, Delegation of the United Kingdom
Further information on Holocaust Remembrance Days can be found here.
At its October 2013 meeting in Toronto, the MMWG also held a presentation session on the progress of the new permanent exhibition and a number of pavilions at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
"The Development of the New Permanent Exhibition in the Memorial Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau" - Alicja Białecka, Delegation of Poland
"Austrian National Exhibition – the Renovation of Block 17 and the Replacement of the First Austrian National Exhibition from 1978" - Hannah Lessing, Delegation of Austria
"Holocaust Education and Intercultural Understanding in South-East Europe: Renewing the 'Ex-Yugoslav' Pavilion in Auschwitz-Birkenau" - Nataša Mataušić, Delegation of Croatia
Photo: Memorial Wall of Victims at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on National Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2013. Credit: Sándor Makofka.