Category «Holocaust Commemorations»

Stolpersteine

Stolpersteine -in singular Stolperstein (German worda stone on the path that can trip the walker) – is a project of the German artist Gunter Demnig . The purpose of this exhortatory monument is to commemorate the fate of human beings who were deported and murdered by the National Socialists . They are cement cubes of …

Austrian Memory Service

The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service (in German , Gedenkdienst ) is an alternative military service Austrian . The service’s servers help important institutions that are dedicated to the Holocaust . History The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service began with the political scientist Innsbruck ( Tyrol , Austria ) Andreas Maislinger , who took the basic idea …

Pink Triangle Park

The Pink Triangle Park ( Pink Triangle Park ) is a small triangular park located at the intersection of 17th and Market streets in San Francisco , California . It is the first permanent public memorial in the United States remembering the thousands of homosexuals persecuted in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust . 1 Origin …

Andreas Maislinger

Andreas Maislinger (St.Georgen / Salzburg , 26 as February as 1955 ) is a political scientist and activist Austrian . He is founder of the Austrian Memory Service . Maislinger studied law and political science in Salzburg. He expanded his training also studying history of Europe in Vienna , while he was studying at the …

Institute of Jewish Audiovisual Memory

The Institute of Jewish Audiovisual Memory (IMAJ), founded in Brussels in 1984, is a non-profit cultural organization. History Beatrice Godlewicz, a Belgian teacher, noted the lack in Europe of cinematographic references to Jewish culture. It therefore took the initiative to create an association to make available to schools and teachers, films and information on Jewish …

Homomonument

The Homomonument is a memorial in the center of Amsterdam , the capital of the Netherlands . The monument reminds all homosexuals , gays and lesbians , who have been subjected to persecution because of their sexual orientation. Inaugurated 5 of September of 1987 , it has the form of three large pink triangles made …

Gunter Demnig

Gunter Demnig , (born October 27, 1943) is a German artist known for his project ” Stolpersteine ” ( stones-obstacle , from German as a tribute to the victims of Nazi persecution in Germany Biography Gunter Demnig was born in Berlin , where he also grew up. He completed his secondary education in 1967 . …

Rudolf Gelbard

Rudolf Gelbard (* Austria, December 4 , 1930 ) is a Holocaust survivor . Life Rudolf Gelbard was deported with his parents in 1942 to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt . Since 1945 he has been doing educational work on Nazi crimes as a member of the Sozialdemokratische Freiheitskämpfer (social democratic militants in the resistance). …

Ecumenical Days of Plötzensee

The Ecumenical Days of Plötzensee are an annual program of activities that should remind the martyrs and victims of National Socialism . These days take place preferably in the Catholic church Maria Regina Martyrum and in the Civic Center Plötzensee near the Commemorative Place Plötzensee . Organizers are the ecclesiastical Protestant municipality Charlottenburg-Nord and the …

Days of Contemporary History in Braunau

The Days of Contemporary History in Braunau ( Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage ) are annual conferences organized by the Association of Contemporary History since 1992, under the scientific management of Andreas Maislinger . During the first two years the process of understanding and acceptance of the past was analyzed Nazi resistance to, dictatorships and other topics of …

International Day of Remembrance in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The United Nations General Assembly decides the 1 of November of 2005 , in Resolution 60/7 1 designate the January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day . 2 The chosen date is the day the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau , the largest Nazi extermination centers, was released by the Red Army in 1945 . “Holocaust Remembrance: …

Austrian Committee of Mauthausen

The Austrian Mauthausen committee is responsible for scientific and educational work in relation to the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp . This association was founded in 1997 and is the successor to the Austrian Community of Mauthausen concentration camp. Definition The Austrian Committee of Mauthausen is defined by the following: “Our association has no relation either to …

Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an institution dedicated to documenting the victims of the Holocaust and keeps records of Nazi war criminals and their respective activities. It is located in Los Angeles , United States , and named after Simon Wiesenthal , the famous ” Nazi hunter ” Austrian . With the gradual physical disappearance …

Haunted house

The House of Terror (in Hungarian , Terror Háza ) is a museum located at number 60 of the Avenue Andrássy in Budapest , Hungary . It contains related exhibitions dictatorial regimes fascist and communist Hungary in the twentieth century and is also a memorial to its victims, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or executed …

House of Responsibility

The project House of Responsibility ( Haus der Verantwortung, HRB ) emerged in Austria , after Reinhold Klika newspaper Braunauer Rundschau , caused by the participation of the Freedom Party of Austria in the Austrian government, launched the collection of signatures Braunau setzt Ein Zeichen . The political scientist from Innsbruck , Andreas Maislinger , …