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Holocaust Commemorative DVD Available to Educators

On the occasion of the 2007 Holocaust Remembrance Day, Raymond Sommereyns, Director of the Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, launched a commemorative DVD featuring highlights of the 2006 observance. The DVD was produced by The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme with the generous support of the United Nations Foundation, and was screened at a panel discussion organized by B'Nai B'rith International.

This historic DVD highlights the first universal observance of the International Day of Commemoration on memory of the victims of the Holocaust that was held at the United Nations on 27 January 2006.  It features Professor Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem and the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research; Ms. Gerda Klein of the Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation, Holocaust survivor and author, as well as the performance of the Zamir Chorale of Boston.

The DVD is to be utilized for educational purposes to help raise awareness of the Holocaust and to further understanding of the issues that lead to intolerance in order to help prevent genocide. 

Copies are available to nongovernmental organizations and educational institutions and may be requested by sending name and/or organization contact information to: holocaustremembrance@un.org

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