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The Holocaust Museum in Sweden and Holocaust Memorial Museums as Role Models for a Globalised Memory Culture
   

Wednesday, 13. October 2021, 18:30 - 20:00

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Research Lounge, 1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3, 3rd Floor

 

Last year marked the 75th anniversary since the end of the Second World War and the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It has also been twenty years since the first international forum on the Holocaust was organised in Stockholm, which led to the instigation both of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the Swedish authority Forum for Living History. Many survivors are today quite old and will soon not be able to tell about their experiences. At the same time, antisemitic tendencies and other forms of racism as well as a widespread dissemination of conspiracy theories and disinformation are growing stronger all over the world.

As a result, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén has invited world leaders and organisations to a high-level summit in Malmö on 13 October to highlight remembrance of the Holocaust and the combatting of antisemitism in international cooperation. The ambition of the Government of Sweden is to strengthen the remembrance of the Holocaust, and it has therefore pledged to preserve and pass on the memory of the Holocaust by establishing a museum, which is set to open next year.
On the same day as the Forum, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) will host two internationally renowned specialists who will speak about important questions concerning the memory of the Holocaust, the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Sweden, and globalised memory culture.

Erika Aronowitsch, Forum for Living History in Stockholm:
To Remember and Learn from the Holocaust

Ljiljana Radonić, Austrian Academy of Sciences:
Holocaust Memorial Museums as Role Models for a Globalised Memory Culture.

The event will be moderated by Gerhard Baumgartner (DÖW).

Organized in cooperation with the Living History Forum, the Embassy of Sweden Vienna and the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance (DÖW)

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Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 1.00 pm and bring your ID.

Due to the Coronavirus regulations, in-person participation are limited and the proceedings will be streamed live online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81481601411

The 3-G rules will be in effect. To assure the safety of all participants, we kindly request that you wear a FFP2 mask throughout the entire event. Please bring a photo ID.

By participating in this event, you agree to the publication of photos, videos, and audio recordings produced in the context of this event.

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