Friday, January 23, 2015

Latvia: Holocaust exhibit nixed after Latvian protests

Children in the Salaspils concentration camp in Latvia during WWII
Riga officials said to object on grounds exposition on children in the Salaspils concentration camp would damage their country’s image.

The exposition, titled “Stolen childhood: Holocaust victims Seen by Child Inmates of Salaspils Nazi Concentration Camp,” was canceled following objections by Latvian officials to its scheduled opening on Sunday at the Paris seat of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a UNESCO spokesman told JTA on Wednesday.

The exposition’s curator, historian Alexander Dioukov, told RIA Novosti that Latvia’s chief delegate to UNESCO, Sanita Pavluta-Deslandes, said the exposition risked damaging her country’s image during its presidency of the European Union, which the Baltic country assumed on January 1 and will hold until July 1.
Salapils concentration camp

More: Times of Israel

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