Students in Accra take part in Holocaust Remembrance Day events

Accra, February 3, 2015 – As part of events to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day in

Students at the Exhibition stand

Students at the Exhibition stand

Accra, UNIC Accra held a 3-day photo and video exhibition for Junior High School students of the Ridge Church School in Accra. On display were informative panels which included the bio of survivors of the Holocaust interviewed in a film on the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, the

Students being addressed by Ms Prah

Students being addressed by Ms Prah

former Nazi concentration and death camp in 1945, produced by the UN Holocaust Programme in partnership with USU Shoah Foundation Institute.

UNIC NIO, Ms Cynthia Prah and Reference Assistant, Ms Evelyn Sarpong, took turns to brief the students, who came in four batches of 35 students each, on the significance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN Holocaust Outreach Programme and the UN as a whole.

One batch of students dsiplaying the UN Holocaust Programme information sheet in a group picture with Ms Sarpong (Middle)

One batch of students dsiplaying the UN Holocaust Programme information sheet in a group picture with Ms Sarpong (Middle)

The students were very enthusiastic to learn about the impact of the Holocaust and how we can help to prevent its occurrence. They assured UNIC Accra that they will eschew hatred, bigotry and prejudice in their small ways and spread the message on the need to tolerate one another.