Memoria [EN] No. 14 (11/2018) - Page 45

Wszystkie zdjęcia w artykule: Musealia, José Barea.

The website was unveiled by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, and WJC Commissioner for Education and Academia Jean de Gunzburg in Paris at the UN agency’s headquarters.

In launching the site, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder – who has been an instrumental figure in the preservation of the Auschwitz Memorial site – stated, “It is astounding and saddening that 75 years after the Holocaust, more than 46 percent of people worldwide have never even heard of the Nazi attempt to obliterate European Jewry, and some 32 percent believe that it is either a myth or greatly exaggerated. As we face a world without survivors or witnesses, it becomes more critical than ever to ensure that the greatest atrocity the world has ever seen never be forgotten, lest history repeat itself. We must pass this knowledge on to our children, and their children, because by knowing the past, we can protect our future.”

“UNESCO is today the primary UN agency leading the efforts in fighting antisemitism and advocating for the importance of Holocaust education, and we commend its professional staff under the leadership of Director-General Azoulay, on their steadfast commitment to this critical cause,” Lauder added.

Visit www.aboutholocaust.org to learn more.