The horrors of the Holocaust were a turning point in history which prompted the World to say, “Never Again.”
On the 1st of November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 60/7, designated the 27th of January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2006 the first IHRD commemoration took place, and since then ceremonies have been held each year at the United Nations Offices in New York and Geneva and in many cities around the world. The Hague is often referred to as the World Capital of International Law and the City of Peace and Justice, so it was deemed appropriate to add the city to the list of places marking IHRD annually.
Together with the Municipality of The Hague and the Embassy of Israel in the Netherlands, the Jewish cultural organization CHAJ has initiated for the fifth time an International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration event, a Lecture, which will take place at the Peace Palace Academy Building on:
Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 17:00 hours
Registration for the event will be open from Jan. 5th through Jan. 24th.
The event will focus around the theme of “Victim Testimony” and will be held in The Hague.
Rachel Auerbach, the Eichmann Trial and a new conception of victim testimony
Delivered by: Professor Leora Bilsky
Full Professor The Benno Gitter Chair in Human Rights, Holocaust Research Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights TAU
The Honorable Jan van Zanen, Mayor of the City of The Hague
Testimony of a survivor
Mrs. Deborah Maarsen-Laufer, Survivor of Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
H.E. Judge Graciela Gatti Santana, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
‘Rachel Auerbach: The Eichmann Trial and a new conception of victim testimony’
Professor Leora Bilsky, Full Professor The Benno Gitter Chair in Human Rights, Holocaust Research Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights TAU
Tribute: “The Eye Tat Saw and Bore Witness”
A tribute to 6 photographers who documented the Holocaust
Introduced by H.E. Modi Ephraim, Ambassador of Israel to The Netherlands
Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, Minister of Justice and Security of The Netherlands
Rabbi Shmuel Katzman, CHAJ cultural foundation of the Jewish community of The Hague