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The United Nations Department of Public Information,
The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations and World Jewish Congress
present a
panel discussion

“Learning about the Holocaust through the Arts”

Monday, 28 April 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Conference Room 1, Conference Building, UNHQ, New York

Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin performs its Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Photo by Tony Spielberg

This event featured creative artists who presented various ways to best convey the universal lessons of the Holocaust through the powerful medium of art. Organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, the event was opened to the diplomatic community, students and teachers and general public.


Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

H.E. Mr. David Roet
, Deputy Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

Mr. Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, World Jewish Congress


DANCE: Mr. Stephen Mills, Artistic Director of Ballet Austin, and Mrs. Naomi Warren, Holocaust survivor

Ms. Nava Semel, author, and Ms. Olympia Dukakis, Academy award-winning actress

Dr. Olga Gershenson, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

: Mr. Clive Marks, philanthropist and administrator of the Lord Ashdown Charitable Trust, and Dr. Shirli Gilbert, Karten Associate Professor of Jewish/ non-Jewish relations, University of Southampton; led the overall concept for the development of the Music and the Holocaust website.


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