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UNESCO: Holocaust Remembrance and Education - Our Shared Responsibility

UNESCO will hold a broad program of activities in this capital on occasion of the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, commemorated each year on January 27, the UN organization announced today. According to a statement, the aim will be to pay tribute and reaffirm UNESCO's commitment to the fight against antisemitism, racism and intolerance in all forms. The scheduled activities will take place from January 22 to 25, in collaboration with the French institution Shoah Memorial, under the theme 'Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility'.

To open the program, the film The Four Sisters: The Hippocratic Oath - Ruth Elias, will be previewed in the presence of its director, Claude Lanzmann, and Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. A colloquium will also take place to discuss the responsibility of the different social actors in the preservation of teaching and the historical memory of the Holocaust.

The colloquium will be led by lawyer and historian Serge Klarsfeld, UNESCO special envoy for the teaching of the history of the Holocaust and the prevention of genocide: the director of research of the French National Center for Scientific Research, Henri Rousso; and the director of the International Research Service (Germany), Floriane Hohenberg.

The tribute program also includes a visit by Audrey Azoulay to the Shoah Memorial, and an exhibition entitled Kristallnacht or Crystal Night, which will be open at UNESCO's Miro Hall from January 22 to February 3.