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Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the occasion of the 2014 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Hosted by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, this solemn ceremony was centred around the theme “Journeys through the Holocaust”.

It featured a message from the United Nations Secretary-General and remarks by the President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly; Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israeli Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Ambassador Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Holocaust survivor Rena Finder.

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg delivered the keynote address.

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which was founded by Mr. Spielberg following the filming of Schindler’s list. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is a long-standing partner of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.

Cantor Shmuel Barzilai of Vienna recited the memorial prayers between musical interludes by the 92nd Street Y's Woodwind Quintet.


Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the occasion of
the 2014 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust


Keynote address by Filmmaker Steven Spielberg.


Filmmaker Steven Spielberg gave an interview to UNTV.
2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, which was founded by Mr. Spielberg following the filming of Schindler’s list.