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Swedish exhibition fighting antisemitism unveiled at Kigali Genocide Memorial

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On Monday 11th October, the Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda and the Aegis Trust will unveil a new temporary exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Open to the public for one week only, ‘Remember ReAct’ presents both Swedish and international efforts for Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism since the first International Forum on the Holocaust was held in Stockholm in 2000.

‘Remember ReAct’ opens on the eve of Sweden’s Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, to which some 50 heads of state have been invited. Starting on 13th October, the purpose of the Forum is to make forward-looking commitments to ensure that memory of the Holocaust is not lost and to combat antisemitism in societies where racism is on the rise and many people suffer hate, threats and abuse on a daily basis.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Living History Forum in Stockholm, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research.

“To keep the memory of genocide alive requires continuous efforts. In Sweden, the Government has redoubled its efforts to fight the antisemitism that is still present in our society. Our hope is that even though our histories and societies differ, that the exhibition can inspire also a Rwandan audience”, says Johanna Teague, Ambassador of Sweden in Rwanda.

“Remember ReAct’ provides an opportunity to reflect on the essential need to learn from the Holocaust and genocide and to promote a culture of tolerance and inclusion in all of our societies,” says Freddy Mutanguha, Executive Director of the Aegis Trust. “A powerful contribution to learning from the Swedish Government and all partners involved, we thank the Embassy of Sweden for bringing the exhibition to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and urge all who can to view it here next week.”

The exhibition will be open between the 11th -18th of October 2021 for the public to visit at the amphitheatre of the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

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