Auschwitz launches educational program in Arabic, Farsi

The new program targets countries in which Holocaust denial is common in an attempt to spread awareness and acceptance.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 21, 2014 13:58
Train to Auschwitz

Train to Auschwitz 390. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again



The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum at the site of the former German death camp in Poland has launched an online Holocaust awareness program in Arabic and Farsi.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The expanded educational program is directed toward countries in which Holocaust denial is commonplace.

“We want to address groups of people who often have little knowledge of this subject or who even advocate revisionist views,” AFP quoted museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki as saying on Monday.

“Statistically, there are hardly any visitors from Arab countries or from Iran,” museum director Andrzey Kacorzyk said. “But it is especially in those countries that the Holocaust is doubted or used as political capital.”

The multimedia campaign includes graphics, photos of the camp, and video interviews with survivors.

The website has been available in English and Polish since 2010. Programs in Arabic, Farsi, Spanish and Portuguese were added on Monday.



Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

By JPOST.COM STAFF