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United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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When:

  • Sun 27 Jan, 10:00am – 11:30am

Where:

Nga Wai O Horotiu Marae - AUT, Cnr Wellesley St East and Symonds Street, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

AUT and the Holocaust Centre of NZ invite you to attend the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Auckland on the 74th-anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Keynote Speakers, excerpts from 'From Darkness to Light by Shadows of Shoah, and light refreshments.

Seats limited to 200 - RSVP essential to RSVP@ahc.org.nz by Tuesday 15th January.

Held with the support of AUT, Auckland Council, New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Shadows of Shoah and the Auckland Hebrew Congregation.

"It would be a dangerous error to think of the Holocaust as simply the result of the insanity of a group of criminal Nazis. On the contrary, the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism." - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7) adopted on 1 November 2005, by consensus, condemning "without reserve" all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.

The resolution declared that the United Nations would designate 27 January - the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp - as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and urged Member States to develop educational programmes to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again.

It requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the "Holocaust and the United Nations", as well as institute measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education, in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.

the United Nations General Assembly reaffirms that 'the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one-third of the Jewish people along with countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice".

The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say "never again." The significance of resolution A/RES/60/7 is that it calls for a remembrance of past crimes with an eye towards preventing them in the future.

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