The International Auschwitz Committee was founded by survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The main objective of our work: Auschwitz shall happen never again! Please feel invited to get more information about the IAC and its work.
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+++ July 29th: Pope Francis visits Auschwitz +++ Catholic Church’s World Youth Day in Krakow: Thousands of young people visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial +++ Letter and poster of the Survivors +++
On the death of Shimon Peres, the International Auschwitz Committee declares: "Shimon Peres deplored hatred. Despite all of the harrowing struggles in his life he always remained the one who hoped, and the one who sought: a realist who believed in goodness. The world has grown darker with the departure of Shimon Peres." Read more
"It was up to you to speak the historical truth, just as we Auschwitz survivors have done here in Detmold. You did not do this, even though the court treated you with such great care and sensitivity. Just as we, as survivors, will have to live with the terrible memories until we die, you too will be alone with yourself until you die" Read more
"He spoke and wrote for the Jewish women, children and men murdered in Auschwitz. They were his family, and he was their voice that rang out repeatedly above and beyond forgetfulness, anti-Semitism and hatred. At this time especially – in these days of hatred and fundamentalism – we will sorely miss Elie Wiesel’s voice." Read more
Imre Kertesz was a powerful and precise voice of the Auschwitz survivors and an unsilenced voice of all the Jewish people who remained in Auschwitz. His memories, which he formulated for the present and the future of mankind, described without pathos, but with interminable pain and utter clarity, what human beings were capable of in Auschwitz and what they are still capable of today. Read more
A 90-year-old woman who has survived the Holocaust: can she empathise with a young woman of today? This is the idea that inspires Eva Fahidi and the dancer Emese Cuhorka. The idea they bring to life in their dance duet. The two women talk as they move together and entwine on the stage. They ask each other questions, they give answers. Eva Fahidi overcomes the challenging exertions of the performance. And she leaves the hearts of the audience racing. “I want to show myself, with my trauma, with my suffering,” she says. “Despite this, I am a happy person. I enjoy life, I really do, because I want to.” Read more
The Pei Building in Berlin, the annex to the Museum of German History, first floor. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel takes her time as she views a unique exhibition before the official opening: Art from the Holocaust – 100 Works from the Yad Vashem Collection. All of the drawings graphic works and paintings were created by Jewish artists during the Holocaust. They are on show for the first time outside Israel. Read more
Roman Kent, Auschwitz Survivor and IAC-President
Nazi Prosecutions: An Unmistakable Warning
How can there be a Statute of Limitations for Nazi crimes against humanity which were of such enormous gravity and those who participated not be brought to justice and pay the price for their terrible crimes no matter how late? No one should conclude that at least the ones who took part in inflicting such unspeakable suffering should be allowed to evade justice merely because of their prolonged success in eluding detection. Read more
Ten presidents of organizations of survivors of the holocaust signed a joint statement: the Survivors' Bequest. "We ask young people to carry on our struggle, against Nazi ideology and for a just, peaceful and tolerant world, a world that has no place for ant-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and right-wing extremism." Read more