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World Jewish Congress partners with NATO to raise Holocaust awareness

Using social media as part of the campaign, which includes a live stream on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where almost 1 million Jews were killed between 1940 and 1945.

Italian Ambassador to NATO Claudio Bisogniero speaks at the NATO headquarters alongside a screen projecting #WeRemember photo via live stream from Auschwitz-Birkenau. Credit: NATO.
Italian Ambassador to NATO Claudio Bisogniero speaks at the NATO headquarters alongside a screen projecting #WeRemember photo via live stream from Auschwitz-Birkenau. Credit: NATO.

Tens of thousands of photographs taken by during in the World Jewish Congress’s #WeRemember campaign to evoke awareness about the atrocities of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism will be screened on Thursday and Friday—days before International Holocaust Awareness Day on Sunday, Jan. 27—at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The campaign also consists of a live stream on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where almost 1 million Jews were killed between 1940 and 1945. The photos will be broadcasted simultaneously through YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Live to a worldwide audience.

“This year we chose to partner with the WJC #WeRemember campaign as a way of using new technology and social media to reach the widest possible audience,” said Italian Ambassador to NATO Claudio Bisogniero.

WJC CEO and executive vice president Robert Singer said that “education is key to raising awareness about anti-Semitism, and so, too, are the critical international partnerships that we are building to secure commitment to this effort. It is all the more significant that we have brought this initiative to the headquarters of NATO, the very organization that was created to unify nations in the wake of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War II.”

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