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2018 Holocaust Remembrance Calendar of Events




“Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility”


The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is celebrated annually on 27 January, the anniversary date of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

This year’s theme of the Holocaust memorial ceremony will be “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility”. The theme highlights the universal dimension of the Holocaust and encourages education on this tragedy so that future generations will firmly reject all forms of racism, violence and anti-Semitism. The Holocaust was a defining point in history and its lessons have much to teach about the danger of extremism and the prevention of genocide today.

Every year, the United Nations Information Service in Geneva organizes a series of events to mark this important day, often with the kind collaboration of the permanent missions in Geneva and other partners.


2018 Programme in Geneva


Sunday 28 January 2018
11 a.m., Cinéma CINERAMA Empire, rue de Carouge 72-74


Ciné-ONU Geneva screening of the documentary film “No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story”. The 50-minute film tells the story of Otto Frank’s unsuccessful attempts to obtain visas for his family to free from the Nazis. A discussion will follow with Eva Schloss, Otto Frank’s stepdaughter, and Paula Fouce, the film’s director. Free entry.

Presented by the UN Information Service, with the support of the permanent missions of Israel and of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva.


Monday 29 January 2018
5 p.m., Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations


Official ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring the testimonial of Eva Schloss and a musical performance by former laureates of the Menuhin Competition, young violinists Anne Luisa Kramb and Dmitry Smirnov. Accompanied on piano by Gordon Back, Artistic Director of the Menuhin Competition.
Organized by the UN Information Service, with the support of the permanent missions of Israel and of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva, and the Menuhin Competition.

People without UN badges can attend the ceremony by sending a message to presse_geneve@unog.ch


Monday 29 January 2018 to Friday 9 February 2018
Hall des Pas perdus, Palais des Nations


“Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” is an exhibition about the celebrated young writer, from her birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. It will include a replica of her famous diary and a scale model of the hiding place. The exhibition connects her story to experiences of discrimination and exclusion today, based on interviews with youth with diverse identities.

Presented by the European Union and Switzerland in cooperation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

People without UN badges can visit the exhibition by sending a message to: thomas.kryger@un.org.

More information about the UN Holocaust Remembrance Programme

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