Traces to Remember in Olavarria, Argentina
An exhibition of the project Traces to Remember was held on June 9 and 10 at the Bernardino Rivadavia Hall in the city of Olavarria, Argentina. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Olavarria.
This audiovisual sample is composed of nine commemorative plaques honoring Holocaust survivors living in the country, educational videos about the Holocaust, survivor testimonies, literature, and lectures by experts in primary and secondary schools and university level; and it is accompanied in the Argentine territory by the exhibition "From Dictatorship to Democracy" from the Anne Frank House.
The exhibition covers the different Argentine provinces with the objective to constantly and massively transmit, especially to younger generations, evidence of the harshness and magnitude that the Holocaust meant for mankind.
In addition, it promotes awareness among society, as conditions are present for events such as the Holocaust to happen again if indifferent or passive positions are taken under these circumstances.
Route of the Exhibition
From June 16 to 19, 400 students participated in the Forums "Educating to Remember," held at the School of Engineering of UNICEN as part of the educational program that accompanies the exhibition of Holocaust survivors commemorative plaques.
The Secretary of Community Outreach of the School of Engineering, Mr. Marcos Labandera, on behalf of the Dean, Mr. Marcelo Spina, expressed his appreciation of the visit of the project, which keeps alive the testimony of Holocaust survivors: "It is a pleasure for the School to have this exhibition here because of what the Holocaust meant; for many young university students, this subject is unknown. I think it is vital for these experiences to stay in time, and hopefully never be repeated... The doors to the School for the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace are always open."
Students of different ages from schools in the city of Olavarría visited and toured the exhibition over the four days with UNICEN university students, and were presented with different testimonies of Shoah survivors.
Thanks to the success achieved with this University, the Department of Culture and Education of the Municipal Government and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace decided to continue the exhibition by transferring it to the School of Agronomy, where it will remain on display until June 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. (Rep. de Italia 780, university campus).
Several schools have requested the visit of this educational exhibition over the next few days, so the tour will be extended by the city of Olavarría until July 4, at which point it will finalize at the Bicentennial House.