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The International Auschwitz Committee has started the art project “Find Felka! Find Felix!” in remembrance of the artist couple Felka Platek and Felix Nussbaum, who were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944.


On 25 November 2013 the first worldwide electronic and green information plaque in memory of deaf Jews who suffered during the Nazi era was inaugurated in Berlin.


The International Auschwitz Committee’s sculpture “To B Remembered” opened to the public on 12 June 2013 in Berlin.


The Sinti and Roma Memorial was inaugurated in Berlin on 24 October 2012 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


On 5 June 2012, the International Auschwitz Committee published a letter to the national football teams of the Netherlands, England, and Italy in advance of their visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial.


The Topography of Terror hosted a lecture and discussion on resistance and repression in Belgium during World War II in cooperation with the Belgian Embassy in Berlin on 27 March.


The German Federal Agency for Civic Education launched a database for memorial sites and initiatives in coordination with the commemoration activities held on 27 January for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


The German Bundestag has released a report written by an independent panel of experts on antisemitism in German society.


In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new exhibit entitled "Staying Together:  Hungarian Holocaust Survivors Report" will open in Berlin on Wednesday, 25 January 2012.


Last week, Israel Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and Bavarian State Minister of Education and Culture Dr. Ludwig Spaenle signed a cooperation agreement in the sphere of education between Israel and Bavaria.