HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
In 2005, European Coalition for Israel initiated and hosted the first Holocaust Remembrance Day event in the European Parliament. Today, this event is an official EU event under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament. Each year we provide online educational resources to help faith communities and civil society organizations organize their own Holocaust Remembrance events.
In 2019 ECI and Shadows of Shoah are again joining forces to raise awareness about the horrors of the Holocaust through an online education campaign with personal testimonies from Holocaust survivors.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 27th of January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on the first of November 2005. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on the 24 of January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.
On December 10th, 2018 a new survey was released in Brussels, conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which found an increasing level of anti-Semitism in Europe over the past five years. The survey revealed that 28% of those interviewed had experienced harassment because of their Jewish identity, but 79% of them did not report it to the authorities because they did not believe it would be of any help. 38% of the Jews who took part in the survey said that they were considering leaving Europe as they no longer felt safe in their home countries.
European Coalition for Israel is committed to combatting all forms of anti-Semitism. The online exhibition in partnership with Shadows of the Shoah is part of this on-going campaign to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and help combat all forms of anti-Semitism today.
ECI Hosted a 70th Anniversary Concert in Krakow
Krakow, 27th January, 2015 – As the official commemoration events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz came to a close on Tuesday evening, the European Coalition for Israel, together with the Jewish Community of Krakow, hosted a unique concert of commemoration in the Tempel Synagogue of Krakow, only an hour from Auschwitz.
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CEREMONY
Ceremony 2014 – European Parliament
Ceremony 2013 – European Parliament
Ceremony 2011 – European Parliament
SHADOWS OF SHOAH
Shadows of Shoah
For the last nine years ECI has called upon churches and faith communities in Europe and beyond to honor the victims of the Holocaust in their Sunday service nearest to the 27th. Next year Holocaust Remembrance Sunday falls on 24th January 2016.
Shadows of Shoah is the work of New Zealand photographer and composer Perry Trotter. Using black and white imagery and original music, survivors’ experiences are presented in a brief, compelling format. The work seeks to present powerful and evocative art while carefully maintaining historical accuracy. The Shadows of Shoah Exhibition was officially launched by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, at an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event January 2013.
Please feel free to use this material in your own efforts to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive. The photographs speak for themselves. The video text is English, but if you would prefer it in another language, we suggest you arrange a person to translate into your own language while the video plays.