The United Nations Office (UNO) in Georgia and the European Law Students Association of Georgia (ELSA) jointly organized this year's observance of International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Students from universities of Tbilisi and youth leaders participated in a panel discussion organized under the theme, “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future” on January 27, 2017 at Museum Hotel.
Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator, Saba Pipia, Head of the Tolerance Centre under the Public Defender of Georgia, and Marina Solomonishvili, President of the International Foundation LEA – Jewish Women Council opened the panel discussion that focused on the history of antisemitism that led to the Holocaust; international law and the Holocaust, and the importance of Holocaust education to prevent discrimination, racism and religious intolerance.
The documentary The Path to Nazi Genocide, was screened to enhance understanding of the Holocaust and its consequences. It stimulated a lively discussion about racist ideology, propaganda and persecution of the Jews and other victims during the Second World War.
A set of posters The Power of Nazi Propaganda provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum were displayed. The posters examine how the Nazis used propaganda to win broad voter support in Germany’s young democracy after the First World War, implement radical programmes under the party’s dictatorship in the 1930s, and justify war and mass murder.