UNESCO Launches Holocaust Education Website

The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

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UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay; and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive “Facts about the Holocaust “; site at the cultural agency’s Paris headquarters on Monday.

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It features a trove of historical information about the Holocaust, including testimonies and it is linked to the U.S. Memorial Museum’s Online.

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The new site has been; conceived to combat what UNESCO calls “increased hate and disinformation online” on Jewish issues. It comes five months after the organization launched the U.N.’s first educational guidelines on fighting anti-Semitism.

The pro-Jewish initiatives inside UNESCO come as Israel prepares its withdrawal from the agency amid accusations that it fosters anti-Jewish bias.

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