Council of Europe represented by Deputy Secretary General at 75th anniversary of the liberation of German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

27/01/2020 Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland)

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate today to the event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Heads of State Delegations from 54 countries and representatives of several International...

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commemorative ceremony on the occasion of the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August 2019 at noon

European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

02 August 2019 Strasbourg

The Roma commemorate this tragedy on 2 August, the date on which over 3,000 Roma men, women and children were exterminated in gas chamber V of the "Zigeunerlager BIII" at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. The extermination of Roma during the Second World War is by far the greatest tragedy in Roma...

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National Remembrance ceremony

09/08/2018 Natzwiller

To pay tribute to the prisoners of the Struthof camp, the torchlight vigil is a tradition. The last survivors had taken the lead in the procession. They are today non-elderly. Like 93-year-old Henri Mausson, who arrived at the camp on 20 November 1943: "There was less than 20 ° and fifty...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27/01/2015 Strasbourg (France)

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland joined Poland’s president, Bronislaw Komorowski, and other foreign dignitaries and heads of state, in the official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau....

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Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

26/01/2015 Strasbourg (France)

At a ceremony organised by the Parlementary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the eve of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on 27 January 1945, Anne Brasseur stressed that...

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Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity at the Council of Europe

30/01/2014 Strasbourg (France)

On the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, a commemorative ceremony took place on Thursday 30 January 2014 on the forecourt of the Palais de l’Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe,Thorbjørn Jagland, started the memorial...

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Screening of the creative documentary ''KARUSSEL''

27/01/2014 Strasbourg (France)

The screening of creative documentary ''KARUSSEL'' has been organised in presence of the film’s director, Ilona Ziok. This documentary tells the story of the actor Kurt Gerron (who played in ''The Blue Angel'' with Marlene Dietrich) who was interned in the Theresienstadt camp. Gerron created a...

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Women’s role in the Resistance

26/01/2014 Strasbourg (France)

A personal account by Isabelle Anthonioz Gaggini, Geneviève Anthonioz de Gaulle's daughter, before the performance of the play La Traversée de la Nuit, written by Geneviève Anthonioz de Gaulle and presented by the Hathaway company, an exhibition of portraits of women involved in the Resistance...

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Conference: "The Holocaust by bullets"

27/01/2013 Strasbourg (France)

A conference 'The Holocaust by bullets" by Pierre-Philippe Preux, organised by The Centre européen du résistant déporté and the Council of Europe, took place on the 27th January 2013 at the Council of Europe’s European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. This conference casted light on a still...

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The Council of Europe commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps

25/01/2005 Strasbourg (France)

At midday on 25 January 2005, a commemoration ceremony involving Mr Szewach Weiss, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council and former Speaker of the Knesset, and Mr Jean Samuel, an Auschwitz survivor, was held to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The President of the...

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