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20 January 2014
On the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January)
The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna
invites the media to
the annual observance
the opening of the exhibition
International Poster Competition 2013 - 2014
Theme: "Keeping the Memory Alive - Journeys through the Holocaust"
Monday, 27 January 2014 at 12:30
Vienna International Centre (VIC), Rotunda
Wagramerstr. 5, 1220 Vienna
Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Vienna
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Vienna
Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations in Vienna
Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
Director of International Relations, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem
And the winners of the International Poster Competition
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Yad Vashem, London Jewish Cultural Centre, United Kingdom, the European Shoah Legacy Institute, Czech Republic, the 2014 Canadian IHRA Chairmanship, and the Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme.
Participation requires a VIC grounds pass. Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not accredited to the VIC should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Thursday, 23 January.
Hundreds of entries were submitted after students of art and design (the vast majority of whom bear no personal connection to the Holocaust) were invited to create original posters on "Keeping The Memory Alive - Journeys through the Holocaust", corresponding with the designated theme of the United Nations Holocaust and Outreach Programme in 2014. National juries from the UK, the Czech Republic, Canada, Israel, and from the United Nations Information Offices in Vienna, Moscow and Jakarta selected 94 finalists from their respective regions to be considered for the exhibit. An international jury, comprised of experts in both design and in Holocaust Education from all partner countries, selected the best 16 designs for display.
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For further information, please contact:
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019