Month: January 2016

UN Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016

The Chair of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Ian McKinnon, read the UNESCO Director General’s message on the occasion of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day at an event at Parliament on 27 January 2016. The event was organised by the New Zealand Holocaust Centre and hosted by Hon. Chris Finalyson QC. The Director General’s… Read more »

Media Release: Fighting genocide – UNESCO speaks out

The UNESCO director-general’s message to the world for United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day is powerful and timely, said New Zealand Holocaust Centre director Mrs Inge Woolf today. Headed “Antisemitic propaganda and the Holocaust: from words to genocide,” Mrs Bokova’s words challenge us all to commemorate the Holocaust victims regardless of our origin or religion;… Read more »