Launch of UNESCO/WJC website “Facts about the Holocaust”
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UNESCO and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) launch a new website entitled “Facts about the Holocaust” on 19 November 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters. The website will serve as an interactive online tool to counter messages of Holocaust denial and distortion that are circulating on the Internet and social media.
UNESCO and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) have jointly developed an interactive website on the history of the Holocaust to counter messages of Holocaust denial and distortion that are circulating on the Internet and social media. The website provides essential historical information about the Holocaust and its legacy and will serve as an online support for communication campaigns on social media in Arabic, English and French. It includes in particular witness testimonies, approximately 80 facts about the history of the Holocaust linked to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Online Holocaust Encyclopaedia, and a substantial time-line with key dates. Moreover, at the heart of the website is the “Educate a Friend” feature, which enables users to ‘nominate’ a friend to receive automatic emails containing historical information.
The launch event will open with speeches by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, followed by a multimedia presentation of the new website and its features. A panel discussion on “Holocaust denial and distortion in the digital age: How to engage with new generations?” with international experts, moderated by Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the World Jewish Congress, will conclude the event.
|Type of Event||Special Event|
|Start||19.11.2018 12:00 local time|
|End||19.11.2018 13:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Fracapane, Karel|
|Street||125, avenue de Suffren|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English, French, Russian|
|Estimated number of participants||350|
|Official Website||UNESCO Education about the Holocaust and genocide|
|Link 2||UNESCO Addressing anti-Semitism through education|
|Link 3||World Jewish Congress|
|Link 4||United States Holocaust Memorial Museum|