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24 October 2017 - 4 Heshvan 5778 - ד' חשון ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Switzerland to launch Holocaust remembrance app E-mail

A new app to teach youth about the Holocaust will be a centrepiece of Switzerland’s chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Switzerland took over the rotating chairmanship of the 31-member intergovernmental group from Romania on 7 March.

The app, called Fliehen vor dem Holocaust, or Escaping the Holocaust, allows users to learn about the fate of four individuals by using multimedia tools.

In a ceremony at the Swiss embassy in Berlin, Benno Bättig, secretarygeneral of Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, said that educators must take on “the challenge of virtual reality” so youth will grasp that “we are speaking about people”, not merely about numbers.

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