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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Published Friday January 25 2019

Last Friday, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas took part in the Commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, organized at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in the presence of Holocaust survivors. 

In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and urged Member States to develop educational programs that will inculcate future generations with the lessons of the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.

In March 2019, Luxembourg will take over the rotating Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA, https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/ ) for one year. In this context, an exhibition co-organized by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Luxembourg “Zentrum fir politesch Bildung” and the Luxembourg delegation to the IHRA will open at the Cultural Center of Neimënster on 2 February under the title “State of Deception – The Power of Nazi Propaganda”. The exhibition examines how Nazi propaganda shaped German society and prepared the population to accept, support, or participate in persecution, war, and the mass murder of Europe's Jews and others. It also challenges visitors to think about their responsibilities as consumers of information and how they can confront harmful propaganda today.

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