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Raphael Lemkin’s Seminar

01-06-2012

In the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau a seminar named in honor of Raphael Lemkin, which is devoted to genocide and its prevention, took place. Its aim is to sensitize middle management government employees from around the world on the issue of genocide, including its political, economic and humanitarian consequences.

Mainly representatives of ministries of foreign affairs from several countries, including: Argentina, India, Thailand, Guatemala, Uruguay, Uganda and Peru, took part in a project. Participants visited the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and listened to lectures, including: the definition and history of genocide, the political situation in the Third Reich in the years 1933-1939 and the Holocaust.

Among the lecturers were: James Waller of Keene State College, Tibi Galis, executive director of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), Alicja Białecka, Head of the Program Section of the ICEAH, and Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, Head of Research Department at the Auschwitz–Birkenau Museum.

The seminar is financed by the AIPR which at the same time, along with the UN and the ICEAH, are its co-organizers.