Germany

Germany Launches Online Database of Places of Remembrance

The German Federal Agency for Civic Education launched a database for memorial sites and initiatives in coordination with the commemoration activities held on 27 January for International Holocaust...

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International Auschwitz Committee Letter to National Teams Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

On 5 June 2012, the International Auschwitz Committee published a letter to the national football teams of the Netherlands, England, and Italy in advance of their visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau...

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Sinti and Roma Memorial Opened in Berlin

The Sinti and Roma Memorial was inaugurated in Berlin on 24 October 2012 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Chancellor Merkel was joined at the ceremony by German President Joachim Gauck, Berlin...

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International Auschwitz Committee Presents Sculpture “To B Remembered”

The International Auschwitz Committee’s sculpture “To B Remembered” opened to the public on 12 June 2013 in Berlin. A cynical lie: the inscription above the main gate to Auschwitz 1 that reads...

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First Information Plaque in Memory of Deaf Jews

On 25 November 2013 the first worldwide electronic and green information plaque in memory of deaf Jews who suffered during the Nazi era was inaugurated in Berlin. The solar-powered board is part of...

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The International Auschwitz Committee commemorates artist couple Felka Platek and Felix Nussbaum

The International Auschwitz Committee has started the art project “Find Felka! Find Felix!” in remembrance of the artist couple Felka Platek and Felix Nussbaum, who were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau...

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Berlin Zoo Unveils Memorial Plaque for Jewish Shareholders

On 28 June, the Berlin Zoo unveiled a commemorative plaque in memory of the Jewish shareholders that held stock in the company. The ceremony was attended by city and zoo officials, including Berlin...

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ECB to Construct Holocaust Memorial in Frankfurt

The President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claud Trichet unveiled last week the winning design for an upcoming Holocaust memorial at its new headquarters in Frankfurt. Trichet said the ECB has...

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“Erbe des Zweiten Weltkriegs” Conference

On 24 March 2011, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of the Netherlands, in conjunction with the Ständige Konferenz der Leiter der NS-Gedenkorte im Berliner Raum, will be holding a...

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American Muslim leaders visit Auschwitz and Dachau

Last week, eight Muslim leaders from communities across the United States took part in a trip to Dachau and Auschwitz as part of an initiative to foster interfaith understanding and awareness on the...

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