In Slovenia, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is commemorated with the Shoah – Let Us Remember annual project. Within the framework of the project, which includes numerous cultural, museum, research and educational institutions, we prepare exhibitions, experts meetings and several cultural events.
The Holocaust was one of the worst crimes against humanity. In it, about 6 million Jews lost their lives, while Roma and Sinti members of Slavic nations, political prisoners, prisoners of war, Jehovah’s witnesses, homosexuals, physically and mentally impaired people and other individuals considered unacceptable by the Nazi regime were victims of the Nazi persecution as well.
The Holocaust does not represent simply an attempt to destroy the entire Jewish, as well Roma nations but is a synonym for total dehumanization, for an industrialized process of planned murder either by gassing or shooting, either by starvation or exhaustion from labour, to death. As an expression of the final stage of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust is a model example as to what extreme extent hatred, which gradually grows and starts to infect all parts of society, can increase. It is also a reminder of the moral collapse of humanity, therefore through the preservation of the historical memory of the victims of the Holocaust, Genocide of the Roma, Nazi persecution and genocides in general, we endeavour to prevent the emergence of hatred and intolerance which can lead to crimes against humanity.
In 2018, within the Shoah – Let Us Remember project, several events in Maribor, Celje, Ljubljana, Murska Sobota, Lendava, Dolga vas near Lendava, Brestanica, Radlje ob Dravi, Novo mesto and Ptuj, as well as at numerous primary and secondary schools across Slovenia will be organized. Visitors are cordially invited also to the commemorative and educational event that will be organized in Graz and Laafeld near Radkersburg (Austria), and Gorizia and Doberdò del Lago (Italia).
The honorary patron of the project Shoah – Let Us Remember 2018 is Anton Peršak, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
Organizers of the events prepared within the project Shoah – Let Us Remember 2018: Agencia Toš@Tosch; ANED Ronchi dei Legionari; ANPI Doberdò del Lago; ANPI Vallone-Iamiano; Artikel-VII-Kulturverein für Steiermark – Pavelhaus, Laafeld; Associazione Amici di Israele – Gorizia; Center judovske kulturne dediščine Sinagoga Maribor; Center urbane kulture Kino Šiška, Ljubljana; CLIO, Graz; Dvojezična osnovna šola I Lendava; Festival Hiša strpnosti, Ljubljana; Fotoklub Maribor; Franc Mlakar; Fundacija Sonda, Maribor; Galerija-muzej Lendava, Sinagoga Lendava – Slovenski muzej holokavsta; Gimnazija Celje – Center; Gimnazija Nova Gorica; Gimnazija Poljane, Ljubljana; GT22, Maribor; Hotel Mitra, Ptuj; II. gimnazija Maribor; Judovski kulturni center Ljubljana; Knjižnica Mirana Jarca Novo mesto; Koordinacijski odbor žrtev vojnega nasilja pri ZZB NOB Slovenije, TO Auschwitz; Koroški pokrajinski muzej, Muzej Radlje ob Dravi; Kulturni dom Krško, Grad Rajhenburg; Mariborska knjižnica; Mini teater, Ljubljana; Muzej novejše zgodovine Celje; Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije, Ljubljana; OŠ Draga Kobala Maribor; OŠ Duplek; OŠ Koseze, Ljubljana; OŠ Križevci; OŠ Mislinja; OŠ Pesnica; OŠ Starše; Pomurski muzej Murska Sobota; Prva gimnazija Maribor; RTV Slovenija; Salon uporabnih umetnosti, Maribor; SKD Hrast Doberdob/Doberdò del Lago; Slovenski licejski pol v Gorici/Gorizia; Universalmuseum Joanneum, Museum für Geschichte, Graz; Univerzitetna knjižnica Maribor; Združenje EPEKA, socialno podjetje, Maribor; ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana; Zveza kulturnih društev Lendava
The project Shoah – Let Us Remember 2018 was supported by the Municipality of Maribor and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. The individual events were supported also by the Israeli Embassy to Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana.
Organisers of events reserve the right to amend the programme. Visitors are cordially requested to follow notifications on the websites of particular organisers.
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