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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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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



Press informations by the IAC

  • 4.4.2014: 20 years after Rwanda: Auschwitz survivors commemorate the victims  Read more
  • 18.3.2014: “Massive lies count on society’s loss of memory”  Read more
  • 18.2.2014: Frankfurt judgement on Rwanda: “Justice has no date of expiry”  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


Campaign: Find Felka! Find Felix!

Two children. Two lovers. Two victims.

A girl and a boy. They are very talented. Both like to draw. They do live in two different cities and two different countries. They dont know each other yet. Later they will meet in a big city in Germany.  And fall in love with each other. But there will be not much time left for them to be happy. They will have to hide and they will be hunted. Until the end. In A. Why? Read more

Remembrance in Berlin © Oertwig

Remembrance on January 27th, 2013

“Anti-Semitism is increasingly becoming socially acceptable”

On 27 January 2013, people around the globe remembered the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The survivors of Auschwitz remind todays societies: “Remember: when injustices take place, when people are discriminated against and persecuted – never remain indifferent. Indifference kills.”  Read more

UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon gives a speech adressing the IAC

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Speech given by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

2011 – Mr Ban Ki-moon: "Above all, it is a day to speak out … to speak out against those who would deny the Holocaust, who would diminish it or "explain" it away."  Read more

General Assembly of the IAC 2012

14th General Assembly of the IAC, 2012

Central challenge: the meaning and the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

From 5 to 8 September, survivors of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz/Birkenau gathered together in Oswiecim/Auschwitz. The survivors, who came from eleven different countries, met for the fourteenth General Assembly of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC).  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