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Overview of Holocaust Remembrance Exhibitions at New York Headquarters

The Holocaust Programme helps to facilitate the organization of temporary exhibitions on Holocaust-related topics every year during the week of 27 January, which marks the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

In January 2008, the Programme unveiled the permanent exhibit on “Holocaust and the United Nationsat United Nations Headquarters in New York. The exhibit, developed with the assistance of Holocaust scholars, presents an overview of the Holocaust in the context of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, and is seen by the 400,000 visitors who visit United Nations Headquarters annually.

Former Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro opens the permanent exhibition on the Holocaust unveiled on the visitor's guided tour route in january 2008, produced by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme


Read about the annual temporary exhibits




  1. The Memories Live On

    The exhibition displays drawings of the Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp found in a sketchbook that belonged to an unknown prisoner in the camp.  The drawings, found on the grounds of the memorial site in Birkenau in 1947 by a Polish Auschwitz survivor, depict the fate of the Jews from arrival at the camp to death in the gas chambers.

    This exhibition also places emphasis on the need to keep these memories alive by sharing them with younger generations, and presents written memories of survivors along with the thoughts and feelings expressed by young people upon learning the facts of this history.  The exhibition was sponsored by the International Auschwitz Committee in Germany, the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, the International Youth Meeting Centre Oswiecim/Auschwitz in Poland, the Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand in Germany and the United States Mission to the United Nations.

  1. Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life

    This exhibition, sponsored by Mémorial de la Shoah, documents the persecution of Jews in occupied France during World War II through the excerpts of a journal kept by Hélène Berr, a Jewish woman who died in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945.

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