holocaust

At Holocaust memorial event, Ban highlights need for courage to do what is right

Genocide, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the responsibility to protect, the conflict in Syria and the courage to do what is right were among the topics highlighted in United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks today at an event held in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Marking anniversary of Kristallnacht Pogrom, UN holds discussions with renowned historians

The 74th anniversary of the Kristallnacht – the violent attack in Germany and Austria against Jews and their homes, synagogues and businesses in 1938 – was observed at United Nations Headquarters this week with two discussions involving renowned experts on some of the issues related to the pogrom.

Tribute paid to life and legacy of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg at UN-backed event

Senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to the life and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who rescued Jews from Hungary during the Second World War, describing his actions as an example for others to follow.

UNESCO study to examine treatment of Holocaust in global curricula

A new United Nations study exploring the ways schools around the world address the subject of the Holocaust and which ones are doing so is now underway, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today.

UNESCO forum to discuss role of Holocaust education in fighting prejudice

Historians and researchers will gather in Paris tomorrow for a United Nations forum designed to address the impact that Holocaust remembrance can have in stemming the tide of intolerance around the world.

UN honours memory of children who perished in the Holocaust

The United Nations today honoured the memory of the more than 1.5 million boys and girls who perished in the Holocaust, with top officials stressing the need to speak out against intolerance and to protect the lives and human rights of children around the world.

Raising awareness of Holocaust essential to prevent acts of hatred – UN official

Widespread education through the media, special events and other initiatives that provide information on the history and lessons of the Holocaust is essential to help prevent future genocides and mass atrocities, a top United Nations official said today at an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy in Ukraine.

New online tool featuring video testimonies of Holocaust survivors debuts at UN

Students everywhere will have the opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust thanks to a new online educational resource that debuted at United Nations Headquarters today and showcases video testimonies of survivors of one of the world’s greatest tragedies.

At special ceremony, UN pays tribute to victims of Holocaust

The United Nations held a special ceremony today to pay homage to the six million Jews and countless others slaughtered in the Nazi death camps of the Second World War, stressing that the drive to prevent a repetition of such horror was one of the reasons the Organization was founded.

Combating Holocaust denial, UN leads delegation to Auschwitz camp

Top United Nations officials led a visit by 150 eminent personalities and representatives of 40 Governments today to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest and most notorious of all the Nazi death camps, to combat denial of the Holocaust of millions of Jews and others during the Second World War.