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02.05.2020

On the death of the French Auschwitz survivor Liliane Badour-Esrail: "Without Liliane the world has become a little darker."

In Berlin Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, made the following statement after receiving news of the death of the French Auschwitz survivor Liliane Badour-Esrail:  ... On the death of the French Auschwitz survivor Liliane Badour-Esrail: "Without Liliane the world has become a little darker."

 
 
 
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12.03.2020

The extreme right-wing of the AfD, Der Flügel is being observed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution: “An encouraging and important signal”

In view of the current growth of right-wing extremist threats in Europe, Holocaust survivors in the International Auschwitz Committee are gretaly relieved to know that Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution has now placed the right-wing extremist faction of the AfD, Der Flügel (The Wing), under observation, thus making it clear that democracy is taking the current threat by extreme right-wing groupings seriously and is taking a decisive stand against them.  ... The extreme right-wing of the AfD, Der Flügel is being observed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution: “An encouraging and important signal”

 
 
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06.03.2020

Before the eyes of the EU: Orban removes books by the writer and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz from the curriculum in Hungarian schools

Auschwitz survivors are angry and shocked at the continuing consolidation of dictatorial trends that are being promoted in Hungary by Viktor Orban. Whilst in Europe the dangers and threats to European societies by extreme right-wing and racist groups and parties are becoming increasingly evident, the Hungarian autocrat Orban is working surreptitiously, yet before the eyes of Europe. He is continuing to take every opportunity to eradicate critical thought from the public sphere. He is also helping to revive the old toxic vocabulary and phrases of dictatorship, National Socialism and their...  ... Before the eyes of the EU: Orban removes books by the writer and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz from the curriculum in Hungarian schools

 
 
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02.03.2020

Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust: Opening of the Vatican archives long overdue

Auschwitz survivors around the world are welcoming the opening of the Vatican archives, the conclusions concerning Pope Pius XII’s attitude towards the Holocaust, and the participation of the Catholic Church in aiding Nazi perpetrators to escape from Germany to South America via so-called rat lines.  ... Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust: Opening of the Vatican archives long overdue

 
 
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20.02.2020

Hanau: nowadays anyone can take Auschwitz into their own hands.

Commenting on the murders in Hanau, Hessen, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee stressed:  ... Hanau: nowadays anyone can take Auschwitz into their own hands.

 
 
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07.02.2020

Erfurt and Berlin: Democracy is under pressure from the right

Holocaust survivors in the International Auschwitz Committee are following the political developments in Erfurt and Berlin with great interest. After the events in Thuringia, they are grateful that especially in Germany the immense political outrage and spontaneous actions of many citizens have managed to stabilize the democratic boundaries against the extreme right and have shown the red card to politicians who were willing to work together with right-wing extremists in parliament simply for calculated power-political reasons.  ... Erfurt and Berlin: Democracy is under pressure from the right

 
 
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06.02.2020

Herr Höcke is making the government in Thuringia

Commenting on the state premier elections in Thuringia, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee stated in Berlin:  ... Herr Höcke is making the government in Thuringia

 
 
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06.02.2020

Thuringia: complete failure through ambition, opportunism and political blindness

On the day after the democratic parties in Thuringia completely failed in the confrontation with the right-wing extremists in the state parliament, due to ambition, opportunism and political blindness, the politicians are experiencing a huge loss of respect and credibility well beyond Germany, and it is damaging to democracy.  ... Thuringia: complete failure through ambition, opportunism and political blindness

 
 
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03.02.2020

Proposal from Poland: Nobel Peace Prize for Marian Turski

Following the speech by the Auschwitz survivor Marian Turski marking the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 2020, an initiative has nominated the 93-year-old Auschwitz survivor and Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee for the Nobel Peace Prize 2020.  ... Proposal from Poland: Nobel Peace Prize for Marian Turski

 
 
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25.01.2020

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Contact the International Auschwitz Committee


Christoph Heubner
, Executive Vice President of the IAC, can be reached during the remembrance ceremonies for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz via his cell phone: 0049 172 393 22 62.  ... 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Contact the International Auschwitz Committee


 
 
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08.01.2020

International Auschwitz Committee honours the pianist Igor Levit

As a result of current events the International Auschwitz Committee is honouring the pianist Igor Levit with the Statue B - the "Gift of Remembrance".  ... International Auschwitz Committee honours the pianist Igor Levit

 
 
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29.12.2019

Anti-Semitic stabbing attack in New York: “Clearly the world does not have the strength or the will to counter the increasingly intense eruptions of anti-Semitic hatred.”

In the run-up to the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in January 2020 Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee made a statement on the anti-Semitic knife attack in New York and the current massive increase in anti-Semitic incidents in many European countries:  ... Anti-Semitic stabbing attack in New York: “Clearly the world does not have the strength or the will to counter the increasingly intense eruptions of anti-Semitic hatred.”

 
 
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23.11.2019

On the withdrawal of non-profit status for the Association of Victims of the Nazi regime – Anti-fascist Federation VVN/BdA

Survivors of the German concentration and extermination camps in many countries are appalled and disconcerted by the unwise and scandalous decision of the Berlin tax office to withdraw the non-profit status from the Association of Victims of the Nazi regime – Anti-fascist Federation VVN/BdA, thus threatening its existence.
 
 
 

For further information:

Christoph Heubner
Executive Vice President
International Auschwitz Committee

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