In honour of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of victims of the Holocaust on January 27, which marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination and concentration camp, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris hosted the “Lest We Forget” photo exhibition by German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano.
The exhibition, which is so far the world’s largest display of portraits documenting the stories of Holocaust survivors, consists of 200 photos that were displayed on the exterior fences of the UNESCO building for passerbyers to see.
The exhibition was created thanks to the support of the Permanent Delegations of Austria, France, Germany and the European Union to UNESCO.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition was inaugurated virtually on Monday 25 January 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via an online event. The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, and the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, featured remarks amongst other speakers.
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Link to the Video message of the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
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