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.Historic event: The first Holocaust Museum to be inaugurated in Oporto, Portugal.


On January 20th the new Holocaust Museum (presentation here: https://youtu.be/eg2mio5GbAA) will start with a sentimental ceremony, opened by Dias Ben-Zion, President of the Jewish Community of Oporto, and by Rui Moreira, Oporto’s Mayor.

It will be attended by the ambassadors of the countries that participated in the Second World War and Israel, Karel Fracapane (UNESCO Focal Point for Holocaust Education), Ambassador Luíz Barreiros (Head of the Portuguese delegation to the IHRA – International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance), Marta Santos País, commissioner of the Projeto Nunca Esquecer - Programa Nacional em torno da Memória do Holocausto (Never Forget Project – National Programme for Remembrance of the Holocaust), the Bishop of Oporto and the President of the Muslim community of this city. The Government will be represented by the Secretary of State for Culture.

The Oporto Holocaust Museum was created by the Jewish Community of Oporto and portrays Jewish life before the Holocaust, Nazism, Nazi expansion in Europe, the Ghettos, refugees, concentration, labor and extermination camps, the Final Solution, the Death Marches, Liberation, the Jewish population in the post-war period, the Foundation of the State of Israel, Winning or dying of hunger, The Righteous among Nations.

On 27 January 27th, to celebrate the International Day in Memory of Holocaust Victims, the Museum will be visited by a large number of students from schools in the region of Porto.



Under the auspices of members of the Oporto Jewish community whose parents, grandparents, and relatives were victims of the Holocaust, the Oporto Holocaust Museum will develop cooperation partnerships with Holocaust museums in Moscow, Hong Kong, the United States, and Europe, contributing to a memory that cannot be erased.



Photos Courtesy:

the Jewish Community of Oporto