- EUROM organizes two activities for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust in Barcelona together with the Commissioner of Memory Programes of the City Council
- The program includes a keynote speech by Piotr Cywiński, director of the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the creation of a collaborative graffiti dedicated to the deportees to Nazi camps
- The art intervention will be carried out by the urban artist Roc Blackblock with the participation of students of the artistic baccalaureate of the public school Institut Moises Broggi
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January 23 to 25
Participative graffiti in remembrance of the deportees to Nazi Camps
Based on the mix of iconic, artistic, testimonial, documentary, and evocative elements, the main concern of this activity is the transmission of the memory of the Holocaust to the new generations, as well as dignifying, honoring and commemorating the victims. The mural project was developed by the urban artist Roc Blackblock in collaboration with 12 students of the artistic baccalaureate of the Institut Moises Broggi. It was directed by Jordi Guixé and curated by Nuria Ricart, professor of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona.
About the artist
Roc Blackblock is a urban artist based in Barcelona with a very combative and committed profile. He started painting graffiti in 1999, and since 2012 has specialised in stencils. As an active member of social movements, street art has been his way of participating. Throughout different media, he is becoming best known by the series of grafittis in remembrance of the Spanish Civil War.
Plaça del Rei
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Auschwitz: between remembrance and responsibility.
Keynote speech by Piotr Cywiński, director of the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau
Doctor of humanities, medieval historian, Cywiński is director of the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau, and chairman and co-founder of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. He is also a member of the International Auschwitz Council of the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau and was deputy chairman of the Council of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (2005-2014 ). From 2010, Ciwinsky is member of the Council for the Protection of Memory of Combat and Martyrdom (ROPWiM) and from 2009 member of the Board of Museums at the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)
Sala Martí l’Humà
plaça del Rei, s/n
Attendance is free, previous registration is required
On 27 January 1945 Soviet troops released the Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in the occupied territory of Poland.
In November 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated the date as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It is a memorial day for all the victims of the genocide that killed approximately 6 million Jews, 220,000 Gypsies, 250,000 people with mental and physical disabilities, and 9,000 homosexuals in the hands of the Nazi regime and their collaborators. About 10,000 Spanish Republicans were deported to extermination camps, and 60% of them died.
This year, the United Nations program of dissemination is titled “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility“. The theme emphasizes the universal dimension of the Holocaust and underscores that education about this tragedy should encourage humankind to firmly reject all forms of racism, violence and anti-Semitism.