— European Parliament President Martin Schultz at a ceremony commemorating Holocaust victims at the European Parliament
January 28, 2013
Yesterday, people all over the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here at the Simon Wiesenthal Center we are on the frontlines every day fighting anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and preserving the memory of the Holocaust by:
• Broadcasting our Academy Award®-winning Genocide into Iran subtitled in Farsi on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
• Addressing the 120-seat European Jewish Parliament in Cracow, where SWC International Relations Director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, a newly-elected member, also participated in yesterday’s Auschwitz commemoration
• Chairing a committee led by Mark Weitzman, SWC Government Affairs Director, on anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial as part of the 31-country intergovernmental body, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
• Overseeing a working group for public education at the European Shoah Legacy Institute, which works on issues of restitution and social welfare for Holocaust survivors
• Participating in Argentina’s official commemoration at the Argentine government’s International Task Force for Holocaust Education
• Releasing our eleventh annual report on the worldwide status of Nazi war criminals, by SWC Chief Nazi Hunter, Dr. Efraim Zuroff
• Premiering the Center’s landmark Holocaust exhibition, The Courage to Remember, in Nairobi and Bangkok, in conjunction with the embassies of Israel and the United Nations and already seen by millions on five continents
• Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Museum of Tolerance where over 5 million visitors have heard first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors, who speak daily
• Convening our Annual State of Anti-Semitism Lecture Thursday night, in New York, to remind the world we must be vigilant not just about the past but about the future
• Launching a new photographic exhibit, “Ghosts of Auschwitz” at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
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