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

 
 
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21.11.2019

Chancellor Merkel visits Auschwitz: An act signalling interest and solidarity

Commenting in Berlin on the upcoming visit to the Auschwitz Memorial by German Chancellor Angelika Merkel on 6 December 2019, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said:  ... Chancellor Merkel visits Auschwitz: An act signalling interest and solidarity

 
 
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14.11.2019

Against right-wing extremism – for democracy: the International Auschwitz Committee honours Zwickau’s Mayor Dr Pia Findeiss

In the present situation, the presidium of the International Auschwitz Committee has decided to award its “B sculpture” to the mayor of the city of Zwickau, Dr Pia Findeiss. The statue echoes the letter B in the inscription ARBEIT MACHT FREI (work makes you free) which the SS ordered prisoners to manufacture and install above the main gate of Auschwitz concentration camp. In an act of outrage and resistance, the prisoners secretly inverted the letter B in the metal sign.  ... Against right-wing extremism – for democracy: the International Auschwitz Committee honours Zwickau’s Mayor Dr Pia Findeiss

 
 
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08.11.2019

IAC condemns anti-Semitic hatred: the Italian Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre receives police protection

Auschwitz survivors throughout the world are filled with outrage, sadness and empathy by the upsurge of anti-Semitic hatred that is being directed against their 89-year-old Italian fellow sufferer on a daily basis. As a result of this situation, Liliana Segre is now receiving police protection.  ... IAC condemns anti-Semitic hatred: the Italian Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre receives police protection

 
 
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08.11.2019

Solidarity with Liliana Segre: VW trainees hold a vigil in front of the Italian Embassy against anti-Semitic hatred

Today, the International Auschwitz Committee joined with trainees from the VW plants in Emden, Osnabrück, Wolfsburg and Bielsko-Biala, Poland, for vigils in front of the Italian Embassy in Berlin-Tiergarten, as well as at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The vigils are taking place against the background of current anti-Semitic threats in Italy to the 89-year-old Italian-Jewish survivor of Auschwitz and Senator Liliana Serge. The vigils also marked the introduction of the anti-Jewish laws in 1938 in Italy. They were also dedicated to the victims of the anti-Jewish pogrom night of...  ... Solidarity with Liliana Segre: VW trainees hold a vigil in front of the Italian Embassy against anti-Semitic hatred

 
 
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31.10.2019

Decision of the AfD arbitration tribunal in the case of Gedeon / Anti-Semitism

In Berlin Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, commented on the decision of the AfD arbitration tribunal in Schleswig-Holstein to keep Herr Gedeon as a member of the AfD:  ... Decision of the AfD arbitration tribunal in the case of Gedeon / Anti-Semitism

 
 
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29.10.2019

Anti-Semitism is destroying the democratic everyday life of all citizens in Europe

On 28 and 29 October, Auschwitz survivors and representatives of Auschwitz foundations from 8 countries took part in a meeting of the Presidium of the International Auschwitz Committee in Brussels. During the meeting the survivors of the German concentration and extermination camps expressed their deep concern at the constant increase in anti-Semitic attitudes and prejudices in European countries.  ... Anti-Semitism is destroying the democratic everyday life of all citizens in Europe

 
 
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27.10.2019

Thuringia: Hardening of far-right basic attitudes and tendencies

Commenting in Berlin on the political developments in view of the forecast results of the elections in Thuringia, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said:  ... Thuringia: Hardening of far-right basic attitudes and tendencies

 
 
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09.10.2019

Deadly attack in Halle: Memories of the darkest and most murderous times of anti-Semitism in Germany

Speaking in Berlin about the attack in Halle, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said:  ... Deadly attack in Halle: Memories of the darkest and most murderous times of anti-Semitism in Germany

 
 
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07.10.2019

Renewed destruction of a remembrance site in Zwickau: Trainees from Volkswagen plant new trees

Speaking in Berlin on the renewed destruction of a remembrance site dedicated to victims of the right-wing extremist terror group NSU (National Socialist Underground) in Zwickau, Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said:  ... Renewed destruction of a remembrance site in Zwickau: Trainees from Volkswagen plant new trees

 
 
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24.09.2019

Each one of the 29 pending proceedings involving Nazi perpetrators in Germany leads to greater justice. But the statement by the regional court in Wuppertal is poor testimony

According to the programme Panorama, there are currently 29 pending proceedings involving Nazi perpetrators. During a stay at the Auschwitz Memorial Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee commented on the situation:
 
 
 

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Christoph Heubner
Executive Vice President
International Auschwitz Committee

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