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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

    of the

    International Poster Competition 2013 - 2014

    Theme: "Keeping the Memory Alive - Journeys through the Holocaust"


    Monday, 27 January 2014 at 12:30

    at the

    Vienna International Centre (VIC), Rotunda

    Wagramerstr. 5, 1220 Vienna

    Speakers include:

    Yury Fedotov
    Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

    Zvi Heifetz
    Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Vienna

    Jennifer Townson
    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Vienna

    Balázs Csuday
    Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations in Vienna

    Mario Silva
    Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

    Jane Jacobs
    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, no later than Thursday, 23 January.


    Background information:

    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:

    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]