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EVENT: LEST WE FORGET - Exhibition opening on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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LEST WE FORGET - Exhibition opening on the occasion of the  International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Friday, 24 January 2020

12:30 p.m. at Hall des Pas Perdus

UN Palais des Nations


The installation of large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors, designed by German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano, provides a human angle to help ensure that the world never forgets. It is meant to inspire us to fight hatred and antisemitism today. The exhibition has traveled to public spaces around the world including Germany, Austria, the US and the United Nations headquarters in NY.


Welcome remarks:

Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Human Rights Council President
Ambassador Walter Stevens, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva
Ambassador Michael von Ungern-Stermberg, Permanent Representative of Germany
Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter, Permanent Representative of Israel
Luigi Toscano, Artist


Moderated by Leon Saltiel, World Jewish Congress Representative in Geneva


Press release in english, french and german:


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