|Join our online commemoration events
Join the World Jewish Congress, UNESCO, the Permanent Missions to UNESCO of the European Union, Austria, France, Germany, and the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) for an online event marking the opening in Paris of ‘Lest We Forget,’ the world’s largest photographic exhibition documenting survivors of the Holocaust. Click here on January 25 at 10 a.m. EST.
In past years there have been significant ceremonies commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on the anniversary at the site of the camp. But this year, because of the pandemic, there will be no one in Auschwitz-Birkenau on that day.
Instead, we will be holding a virtual commemoration, together with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
Please join us for this online ceremony, which will include remarks from WJC President Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Director Piotr M.A. Cywiński, and a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and encourage others from your community to do so. Click here on January 27 at 9 a.m. EST.
2020 was a trying year for all of us, and we continue to experience the difficulties resulting from the pandemic, but hopefully things will improve as this year progresses. But even in these challenging times, we must continue our work to share the story of the Shoah, especially with younger generations, so please – once again – lend your personal support, and the support of your community, to this year’s #WeRemember Campaign.
Executive Vice President