Day of the Holocaust Victims Remembrance – Past that did not Pass
International Day of the Holocaust Victims Remembrance was established by UN in 2005. In the end of 2015 Moldova officially confirmed the date of January 27 as National Day of the Holocaust Victims Remembrance. Jewish Cultural Center KEDEM is marking this tragic event annually presenting a program with official speeches and drama and music numbers.
In 2016 representatives of the Parliament and Government of Moldova, over 15 foreign embassies and diplomatic missions, leaders of ethnic communities, mass-media, elderly and young gathered in 250-places Concert hall of the Center to commemorate the tragedy, to thank soldiers who liberated Auschwitz in January of 1945, Righteous among the Nations, to bend heads and remember.
Members of Parliament and Government of Moldova, Head of UN Mission in Moldova, Head of EU delegation, Ambassadors of USA, Germany and Sweden, Director of the Joint in the Southern Ukraine and Moldova, and many others speakers said about the meaning and importance of such programs, actuality of the Holocaust lessons in our days and appealed to do everything possible to struggle with Anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance in our society.
Cultural part of the program included very affecting musical numbers, a part from “Warsaw Alarm” play about story of Janusz Korczak and his kids killed in Treblinka. Kiddush was read by representatives of Chabbad Liubavitch community in Moldova and special video was shown about the horrors of the Shoah.
Raoul Wallenberg – To me there’s no other choice
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2016, the Jewish Cultural Center KEDEM and the Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau welcomes you to the exhibition Raoul Wallenberg – To me there’s no other choice.
- We welcome the decision by the Moldovan Parliament to establish January 27th as the national day of remembrance of Holocaust victims,says Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova, Signe Burgstaller. Everyone has a responsibility to remember the victims of those times of hatred, violence and death and to ensure it never happens again. Raoul Wallenberg can serve as an example of moral courage and inspire us to act when faced with intolerance and hatred.
Wallenberg is one of the most famous and admired Swedes in the world. Armed with his bravery and moral courage, he saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Budapest during the World War II. This exhibition tells the story of Raoul Wallenberg, from his actions of assisting others during the World War II to his ultimate disappearance in 1945.
The exhibitionis organized by KEDEM and the Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau, with the financial support of the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, the Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau and KEDEM.
Time: 27 January – 29 February 2016, regular working hours. Place:KEDEM (5,E.Doga str. Chisinau)
An exhibition about moral courage, tolerance and personal responsibility