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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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Eva Fahidi on January 26th, 2015 at an IAC ceremony to commemorate the Liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp 70 years ago © Boris Buchholz

Article in the New York Times

A Holocaust Survivor Tells of Auschwitz at 18 and, Again, at 90

The New York Times published on March 13 an article about Eva Fahidi who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp: "'One of the biggest lies is that time could help,' she said. 'Time does not help. It only deepens the feeling that something is missing. One simply learns to live with such trauma. And if you don’t get to the point where you can forgive them, then I think you can’t go on living.'  Read more



Press informations by the IAC

  • 10.3.2015: The International Auschwitz Committee calls for immediate moves to intensify proceedings for NPD ban  Read more
  • 7.1.2015: Auschwitz survivors honour the Pope: Pope Francis will be honoured with the ‘Gift of Remembrance’ Statuette of the International Auschwitz Committee  Read more
  • 16.9.2014: Investigations against SS man: “The blood of thousands of innocent Jewish people on his hands”  Read more
Angela Merkel will speak at IAC event © Deutscher Bundestag

26 January: Angela Merkel speaks at IAC ceremony

Opening event for the international remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On 26 January 2015, Federal Chaellor Angela Merkel will speak at the Urania in Berlin during the remembrance ceremony of the former prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marian Turski, Eva Fahidi and young people from Poland, Israel and Germany will be presenting the event. An overview of the IAC activities marking the 70 th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz:  read more

© Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0827-318 / CC-BY-SA

Exhibition opening on 22 January 2015

"Don’t forget your name – the children of Auschwitz"

The IAC exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 2015 will be opened on 22 January 2015 at 6 p.m. in the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin. Guests of honour will be the Federal Ministerof Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas and the publisher Gerhard Steidl. read more

Roman Kent, President of the International Auschwitz Committee © Boris Buchholz

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

Press conference concerning the Survivors' Bequest © Boris Buchholz

“The Survivors’ Bequest”

Preserve Remembrance – Conserve authentic Places – Assume Responsibility

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

Nyamata Memorial Site, skulls. Nyamata, Rwanda | © Fanny Schertzer

20 years after Rwanda

Auschwitz survivors commemorate the victims

Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee stated clearly: “Day by day images of the massacre were transmitted via television into the living rooms of the world which continued to remain silent and inactive, just as it did with Auschwitz.“ Read more

Attack on the basic democratic rights of the EU citizens


The other face of Europe

"Who understands that each and every attack on Jewish life in European countries equals an attack on the basic democratic rights and the security of all Europeans? The fact that with this election Europe has shifted to the right and that the representatives of myopic petty-mindedness, who hold inflammatory speeches at every opportunity, will now find a stage in the European Parliament, fits into this overall picture." Read more