Holocaust

HolocaustGhana will join the rest of the world on January 27 for the commemoration of the International Holocaust Memorial Day to remember the victims of the holocaust.

In 2005, a UN General Assembly Resolution designated January 27 as an annual event in memory of the victims who suffered the systematic murder by Adolf Hitler?s Nazi Germany of six million Jews in Europe and North Africa, as well as millions of other marginalized groups.

A statement issued by the Israeli Embassy and copied to the Ghana News Agency over the weekend said the United Nations (UN) Information Centre, together with the Israeli and German Embassies will host Dr. Rob Rozett from the Yadva Shem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel, on a two-day visit to Ghana.

The Yadva Shem Holocaust Memorial Museum is the World Centre for Documentation, Research, Education, and commemoration of the holocaust.

The events to mark the day n Ghana will feature a lecture by Dr Rozett at the Department of Political Science and History of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the statement said.

Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy, Mr. Yohav Katz, will present the University Library with a package of books and resources on the holocaust.

?By doing so, the Embassy wishes to contribute to the research efforts in KNUST, in the field of the Humanities,? it said.

A memorial event will be held at the Kofi Annan International Centre for Peace Keeping Training Centre, where the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Nana Opoku-Agyeman, will deliver a message on behalf of Ghana.

The memorial event will also feature a message by the UN Secretary General, specially recorded for the event, while Dr. Rozett will deliver a lecture on the topic; ?The Holocaust: The Unprecedented and the Ordinary?.

Dr. ozett will address a seminar on International Holocaust Memorial Day for History students of Accra Academy, where he will also meet students and members of the Lincoln Community School?s Human Rights Club, before leaving Ghana for similar activities in Ethiopia, the statement concluded.

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