UN observes anniversary of Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews

A film screening and a panel discussion are being held at United Nations Headquarters today as the world body observes the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, the violent pogrom in Germany and Austria against Jews and their homes, synagogues and businesses.

Permanent Holocaust exhibit should inspire UN in its work – Migiro

Unveiling the first permanent exhibition on the Holocaust at the United Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today voiced the hope that the display will guide and inspire the world body in its mission to prevent a recurrence of the horrors of the Second World War.

New UN exhibit pays tribute to those who rescued Jews during Holocaust

The Holocaust demonstrated that human beings are capable of great cruelty, but also of great courage and strength in the face of evil, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today at the opening of a new United Nations exhibit focusing on the courageous men and women who helped rescue Jews during World War II.

Memory of Holocaust victims honoured through series of UN events

Marking the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, United Nations offices worldwide are holding a series of events this week, including concerts, exhibitions and the issuance of a special stamp, to raise awareness about the tragedy and to honour those that perished.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a time to teach tolerance – Ban Ki-moon

As the global community today marked the third International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the occasion should serve to honour the victims and educate future generations.

Holocaust remembrance is a call to action, Assembly president says

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust must serve as a global call to action to prevent future carnage, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today.