“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
27 January 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
To honour this anniversary, the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum is planning to develop a Map of World Remembrance to highlight the variety and scope of commemorative events taking place all over the world.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum would like to invite each and every one of you to share details of planned conferences, exhibitions, ceremonies and other commemorative events. The museum would also encourage you to share this call with other institutions and organizations which you think may be interested in taking part in the Map of World Remembrance.
"On this special day we would like to show the survivors and the world that we – the post-war generation – take on the responsibility for remembrance. It will be a sign that we are ready to carry with us the memory of the Holocaust of European Jews, as well as the fate of the Poles, the Roma, the Soviet prisoners of war and many other groups of victims.
The main commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz will be held in front of the Death Gate of KL Auschwitz II–Birkenau. On this day – which, for ten years now has been commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day – various anniversary events will be held in many countries: conferences, exhibitions, ceremonies, meetings… It will show that the tragedy of Auschwitz and the memory of its victims lies deep in the hearts of people all over the world.
We would like to show here how enormous the Map of World Remembrance is. We wish to record every event held on the 27th of January to commemorate the Victims, meetings with the Survivors and any event intended to build our shared responsibility for common remembrance.
We would like to invite each and every one to become a co-creator of this unique date – the 27th of January 2015. Let it be a day of remembrance everywhere – at memorial sites and museums, schools and universities, public spaces, culture centers, synagogues and churches."
You can see the current map and can also submit details of your event through a form on the official website.