27th of January : the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Echoing the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz Birkenau on the 27th of January 1945, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation to the UN to commemorate the memory of Holocaust victims.
This day second main aim is also to promote the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide. In this consideration, the fight against Antisemitism is one of the crucial themes, as the Nazi extermination policy led to the death of six million European Jews. Many others are also to be counted among the Nazis’ victims, such as Roma people, disabled, homosexuals, opponents.
This year’s commemorations led by the UNESCO are placed under the theme “From Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust”. The program includes round tables on past and current hate speech and Antisemitism, as well as a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
In this context, the inauguration by German Chancellor Angela Merkel of one of the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin on Monday is a strong sign of commitment against Antisemitism. This new museum gathers works of 50 artists who were victims of the Nazis and created their works during World War Two.
A sign particularly welcomed in a situation where the influx of 1.1 million asylum seekers coming from a different cultural background concerning Antisemitism raised fears among the German Jewish community.
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Face à l’oppression en Turquie, l’Europe doit agir !
La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
Today,MP Garo Paylan explained us how Turkey is no longer a democratic country and how the Armenian genocide intertwines with the current situation with Kurdish people's sufferings
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