Prof. Joachim-Felix Leonhard, the former secretary of state at the Ministry of Science and Art of Hesse, a historian, scholar, and expert in archives, the head of the German UNESCO Nomination Council for the “Memory of the World” program, will deliver a lecture on the trial of the officials of the German Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which took place from 1963 until 1965 in Frankfurt am Main.
The Frankfurt Trials exposed what was the reality at Auschwitz, a site of mass murder, to the German public. In 2017, the recordings and documents from the Frankfurt Trials were included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Prof. Leonhard, as the head of the UNESCO Nomination Council for the “Memory of the World” program said, on this occasion, that the proofs gathered during the Frankfurt Trials should be treated as a challenge and should make us “strongly oppose hate and exclusion, now and in the future.”
The General Consulate of Germany to Krakow is a partner of this event.
As part of events commemorating Yom HaShoah and the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
In German with translation to Polish.