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15.03.2017

IAC response to the judgement passed in Munich on the leaders of the right-wing extremist group “Oldschool Society”

Auschwitz survivors in the International Auschwitz Committee have emphatically welcomed the court judgement passed today in Munich against the leaders of the right-wing extremist "Oldschool Society".  ... IAC response to the judgement passed in Munich on the leaders of the right-wing extremist group “Oldschool Society”

 
 
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02.03.2017

Public prosecutor’s office in Dresden ducks out: Höcke can carry on

Survivors of the Holocaust are reacting with mounting irritation and disbelief at the scandalous decision of the public prosecutor’s office to close proceedings against the AfD politician Höcke following his inflammatory speech in Dresden, consequently legitimising the speaker’s pronouncements.  ... Public prosecutor’s office in Dresden ducks out: Höcke can carry on

 
 
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17.02.2017

Pope Francis gives courage in a clearly worded letter against intolerance, hatred and xenophobia

Holocaust survivors in the International Auschwitz Committee are grateful, moved and motivated by the Pope’s emphatic message to the World Meeting of Popular Movements.  ... Pope Francis gives courage in a clearly worded letter against intolerance, hatred and xenophobia

 
 
From the left: Prince Charles holding the Statue of Remembrance, Marian Turski (Auschwitz survivor), Michèle Deodat (artist and the statue designer), Hannah Pietsch (VW trainee), Laura Marks (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust) (photo: Paul Burns / IAC)
10.02.2017

Ambassador for tolerance and humanity: Statue of Remembrance for Prince Charles

The British heir to the throne, Prince Charles, has been awarded the International Auschwitz Committee’s Statue of Remembrance by Holocaust survivors in London. Prince Charles received the award during a meeting with survivors and representatives of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust at St James’s Palace in London.  ... Ambassador for tolerance and humanity: Statue of Remembrance for Prince Charles

 
 
 
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23.01.2017

Herr Höcke remains the right-wing extremist mouthpiece of the AfD

Commenting on the decision of the AfD not to exclude Herr Höcke from the party, Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said in Berlin:  ... Herr Höcke remains the right-wing extremist mouthpiece of the AfD

 
 
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17.01.2017

NPD prohibition procedure: blind to reality and the needs of the time, a fatal signal to Europe

Commenting in Berlin about the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court on the procedures to ban the NPD, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the IAC said:  ... NPD prohibition procedure: blind to reality and the needs of the time, a fatal signal to Europe

 
 
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10.01.2017

The survivors of Auschwitz bid farewell to Roman Herzog

The International Auschwitz Committee bids farewell to Roman Herzog with gratitude and respect.  ... The survivors of Auschwitz bid farewell to Roman Herzog

 
 
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22.12.2016

BBC radio broadcast: Prince Charles warned against repeating the European horrors of the past

Prince Charles has spoken out clearly and with deep personal empathy in a BBC radio broadcast he gave today, warning against repeating the European horrors of the past. He reminded listeners of the persecution and murder of Jewish families in Europe by the National Socialists, and he called on the people in Britain and in Europe to remain open-hearted whilst refusing to be influenced by the aggressiveness of right-wing demagogues against foreigners and refugees.  ... BBC radio broadcast: Prince Charles warned against repeating the European horrors of the past

 
 
30th anniversary of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim/Auschwitz
12.12.2016

30th anniversary of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim/Auschwitz

It was Willy Brandt who acquired the first symbolic building block from the stand set up by the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) during the Evangelical Church Congress in West Berlin in 1977. It was for a project that was close to many people’s hearts in both East and West Germany: building an International Youth Meeting Centre (IYMC) in Auschwitz, the place that stands like no other for the genocide committed against the Jewish families of Europe and the murderous threat to the Polish people carried out by the Nazis.  ... 30th anniversary of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim/Auschwitz

 
 
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07.12.2016

Auschwitz survivor Adolf Burger from Prague dies at the age of 99

The Auschwitz survivor Adolf Burger has died in Prague at the age of 99. As a result of his ordeals and his personal history in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps he became one of the world’s most famous witnesses of those times.  ... Auschwitz survivor Adolf Burger from Prague dies at the age of 99

 
 
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04.12.2016

Auschwitz survivor speaks out in run-up to the Austrian presidential election: a special thank-you to Gertrude

Auschwitz survivors in many countries who belong to the International Auschwitz Committee are welcoming the result of the presidential election in Austria, which they feel is a clear and very important signal against growing right-wing populism in Europe. But, on this election day, they especially want to express their thanks to their Austrian friend, the 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor Gertrude from Vienna, who appeared in a pre-election video that attracted great attention. Basing her words on her memories, Gertrude spoke out with passionate clarity and powerful humanity, warning against the...  ... Auschwitz survivor speaks out in run-up to the Austrian presidential election: a special thank-you to Gertrude

 
 
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28.11.2016

On the Federal Court of Justice decision in the Gröning trial: everyone who served in Auschwitz is both responsible and guilty.

Commenting on the Federal Court of Justice decision to throw out the appeal in the Gröning-Auschwitz trial in Lüneburg the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee Christoph Heubner stressed in Berlin:  ... On the Federal Court of Justice decision in the Gröning trial: everyone who served in Auschwitz is both responsible and guilty.

 
 
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16.11.2016

A speedy decision is now required from the Federal Court of Justice in its ruling on a revision in the Lüneburg Auschwitz trial of Oskar Gröning / International Auschwitz Committee. It is "a race against time".

Auschwitz survivors around the world are still waiting for the decision of the Federal Court of Justice on a revision in the Auschwitz trial against Oskar Gröning against whom a judgement was made in July 2015 in Lüneburg. The press office at the Federal Court of Justice was unable to give a decision-making date.  ... A speedy decision is now required from the Federal Court of Justice in its ruling on a revision in the Lüneburg Auschwitz trial of Oskar Gröning / International Auschwitz Committee. It is "a race against time".

 
 
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08.11.2016

9th of November: Survivors of the Holocaust are watching with deep dismay and great concern growing hatred spread by penetrant populism

Looking at the bigger picture, the many meaningful events associated with 9 November in German history also reflect the historical turmoil and joint responsibility of Europe. In this respect, for survivors of the Holocaust the ninth of November is both a German and a European day of remembrance, which especially at this time throws a spotlight onto not only the horrors of 9 November 1938 but also onto the current crisis in Europe.
 
 
 

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Christoph Heubner
Executive Vice President
International Auschwitz Committee

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