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Holocaust Remembrance Day: 75 years since Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated

27 Jan. 2020, 12:00 - 12:45
Luleå, B192
Published: 17 January 2020

On January 27 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated. Luleå University of Technology is commemorating the International Memorial Day of the Holocaust.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated in several different places in Sweden. Remembrance Day is for all those who fight intolerance, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism. In 2005, the UN declared this day as International Memorial Day. Since 2001, it has been a national memorial day in Sweden.

"It is a day when we honor the memory of all those who were murdered during the Holocaust and those who resisted. A day for all who wish to express their support for the equal value of all people," writes Forum for Living History.

About six million Jews died in the Holocaust. Roma and Poles were also subjected to genocide based on racist notions. In addition, thousands of other people were persecuted, imprisoned and killed, including many disabled and homosexuals.

In conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day, manifestations and seminars and educational projects are organized in many locations around Sweden. 2020 is 75 years since the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp was liberated in 1945. Luleå University of Technology will pay attention to various activities during the year.

Take part in the seminar in all places
A warm welcome to attend Luleå University of Technology's seminar on Holocaust Remembrance Day. The seminar can also be followed in:
Piteå: L165
Kiruna: Will D1
Skellefteå A193.

Program in memory of Holocaust

Organizer: Luleå University of Technology in collaboration with Luleå Student Union and the Technology Union at Luleå University of Technology.

Music piece: Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack , composer: John Williams. The music is performed by students from the School of Music in Piteå at Luleå University of Technology: Sara Hernandez, violin and Quang Nam-Huynh, piano.

Introductory speech: Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology and after that some words from Oscar Eriksson, ordförande Teknologkåren och Axel Lindgren, vice ordförande Luleå studentkår

Film , Facts about the Holocaust, The Holocaust Camps are established , The film clips are produced by Rex Bloomstein in collaboration with The Holocaust education trust and The London Jewish Cultural Center, together with Professor Robert Wistrich (2008). The Swedish version was developed by the Swedish Film Institute and the Forum for Living History. Responsible publisher is Cissi Elwin-Frenkel.

Two movie clips, from the documentary film Witnesses - A movie about what happened but that must never happen again. Photographer Mikael Jansson met, photographed and filmed 97 people who survived the Holocaust before the Witnesses 2018 exhibition.

Lecture, To shine a light on the dark story - about the power of denial in our time with Curt Persson, PhD in technology history at Luleå University of Technology
75 years have passed since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Despite this, our everyday lives are surrounded by denial of the existence of the Holocaust. How can we in the academy make history visible in our everyday lives, and actively work to illuminate the dark story?

Speeches in Memory of the Holocaust , by Björn Diamant

Forum för levande historia- Luleå tekniska universitets program