On the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the Holocaust Programme will organize a series of events on the week of 24 January 2011 at United Nations Headquarters. United Nations Information Centres around the world will also organize memorial ceremonies and educational activities.
Monday 24 January

* Exhibit Opening The Memories Live On
Contact: mail@americangathering.org
Venue: United Nations Public Lobby (opening by invitation only)

The exhibition The Memories Live On presents drawings of Auschwitz made by an unknown prisoner of the concentration and death camp and focuses on the legacy of the survivors to young people. This exhibition is 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. On display until 28 February 2011.

Master of Ceremonies: Kiyo Akasaka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
– H.E. Mr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
– Roman Kent, Auschwitz Survivor, New York
– Ilona Hefft, Trainee, Volkswagen Coaching, Emden/Wolfsburg
– Marian Turski, Auschwitz Survivor, Warsaw