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Adolf Eichmann during the trial in Israel in 1961, image: Israel Government Press Office, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
11.04.2021

The Eichmann trial 60 years later: no escape for perpetrators of genocide

On the 60th anniversary of the start of the trial against Adolf Eichmann, a key designer in the genocide of the Jews of Europe, Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee said in Berlin:

  ... The Eichmann trial 60 years later: no escape for perpetrators of genocide

 
 
Protester with the Star of David and Nazi symbols at "Querdenker" event in Kassel
22.03.2021

International Auschwitz Committee warning: democracy under threat

Auschwitz survivors are very concerned about the steadily increasing propensity to violence and the overt contempt of democracy manifested by the current demonstrations of the Querdenker movement in Kassel and other German cities.  ... International Auschwitz Committee warning: democracy under threat

 
 
Eduard Wirths (c.) with the two Auschwitz camp commanders Richard Baer (l.) and Rudolf Höss (r.) at the opening of the SS hospital in Auschwitz. Picture rights: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
09.03.2021

Mengele’s boss honoured on memorial in his home town

“In memory of our fallen and missing brothers”. This is the inscription on the war memorial in the town of Geroldshausen, Lower Franconia. The list of names includes Eduard Wirths, who was born in the town and from 1942 to 1944 was chief SS doctor at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. As such he played a decisive role in the industrialized murder programme at the killing centre.  ... Mengele’s boss honoured on memorial in his home town

 
 
Orban’s Fidesz party quit EPP group
03.03.2021

Hungarian MEPs from Orban’s Fidesz party quit EPP group

Commenting on the Hungarian MEPs from the Fidesz Party leaving the EPP group in the European Parliament, Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, said in Berlin:  ... Hungarian MEPs from Orban’s Fidesz party quit EPP group

 
 
CPAC Odal Rune stage
01.03.2021

Trump and the Nazi symbol of the Odal Rune

At the Conservative Political Action Conference, former president Trump gave his comeback speech on a stage based on the widespread Neo-Nazi symbol of the Odal rune that was once incorporated into SS uniforms. In Berlin Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee stated:  ... Trump and the Nazi symbol of the Odal Rune

 
 
Auschwitz surviver Leon Schwarzbaum
20.02.2021

100th birthday of Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum

Auschwitz survivors around the world are happy to be sending their best wishes today to their friend, fellow sufferer and companion Leon Schwarzbaum in Berlin. And they are expressing their deepest gratitude on his 100th birthday. In Berlin Christoph Heubner, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, said:  ... 100th birthday of Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum

 
 
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16.02.2021

Statement on the two new trials in Germany of two Nazi perpetrators

The survivors, who are all now very old, have waited throughout their lives for the perpetrators to be brought to justice for their actions. The fact that this is only happening now is a clear sign of failure and neglect on the part of the German judicial authorities over many decades. Knowing that the perpetrators from the camps have been able to live their lives, in most cases undisturbed and in safety, without being brought to account for their crimes in front of a German court, has been a burden to the survivors throughout their lives.  ... Statement on the two new trials in Germany of two Nazi perpetrators

 
 
Ban on Generation Identitaire in France
14.02.2021

Ban with a signal effect

Commenting on the effort to ban Generation Identitaire in France, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, Christoph Heubner, said in Berlin:  ... Ban with a signal effect

 
 
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08.02.2021

The prosecution of SS perpetrators should continue despite old age

Trial of a former SS guard at Sachsenhausen concentration camp for accessory to murder in more than 3,000 instances.  ... The prosecution of SS perpetrators should continue despite old age

 
 
Name streets and squares after Walter Lübcke!, Foto: ©Eva Oertwig/SCHROEWIG
29.01.2021

Name streets and squares after Walter Lübcke!

On the first anniversary of the murder of Walter Lübcke in June 2020, the International Auschwitz Committee already symbolically named a street in Berlin-Tiergarten after him in memory of this important patriot and European.  ... Name streets and squares after Walter Lübcke!

 
 
Dr. Walter Lübcke (2009)
28.01.2021

Verdict in the trial for the murder of Walter Lübcke: Sentence for Stephan E. is important and the right message

Commenting in Berlin on the verdict in the trial for the murder of the District President of Kassel, Dr Walter Lübcke, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, Christoph Heubner, stated:  ... Verdict in the trial for the murder of Walter Lübcke: Sentence for Stephan E. is important and the right message

 
 
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26.01.2021

76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Acutely aware of the current dangers

On the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, Christoph Heubner, stressed in Berlin:  ... 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Acutely aware of the current dangers

 
 
Igor Levit, Invitation to the Memorial Concert
21.01.2021

Remembering the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Igor Levit plays pieces chosen by Auschwitz survivors

During these days, Auschwitz survivors around the world are commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To mark this occasion the International Auschwitz Committee is collaborating with the Federal State Representation of Lower Saxony and showing the exhibition “What have we achieved? - Auschwitz survivors take stock”. It is mounted on the fence of the Lower Saxony Representation, opposite the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.  ... Remembering the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Igor Levit plays pieces chosen by Auschwitz survivors

 
 
Zaunausstellung IAK Berlin, Christoph Heubner
20.01.2021

Exhibition: What have I achieved? – Auschwitz survivors take stock

In cooperation with the Federal State Representation of Lower Saxony, the International Auschwitz Committee is marking the run-up to the worldwide remembrance ceremonies for the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Starting on Wednesday 20 January, the IAC will be showing the exhibition “What have I achieved? – Auschwitz survivors take stock” on the fence of the Federal State Representation of Lower Saxony.  ... Exhibition: What have I achieved? – Auschwitz survivors take stock

 
 
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13.01.2021

On the arrest of Robert Keith Packer in the USA: Nazi scene glorifies Auschwitz with increasing openness and aggression

In Berlin the Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee, Christoph Heubner, commented on the arrest of the American Robert Keith Packer, who took part in the storming of the Capitol in Washington wearing an Auschwitz T-shirt: