06.06.2014 - UNESCOPRESS

“People, Book, Land: The 3500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land” exhibition to open at UNESCO

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Rabbi Marvin Hier, will open an exhibition highlighting the cultural exchanges that marked Jewish life in the Middle East from Biblical times to the present. The launch will take place at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters on 11 June (6.00 p.m., Miro Rooms).

The exhibition, entitled “People, Book, Land: The 3500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land”, was designed by Professor Robert Wistrich of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is co-organized by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and UNESCO, and sponsored by the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of Canada, Israel, Montenegro and the United States of America.

It will be open to the public from 12 to 20 June (closed on weekends).

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is an international Jewish human rights organization based in Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1977, the Centre has drawn on the lessons of the Holocaust and applied them to the analysis of contemporary issues relating to intolerance. The Centre is an official UNESCO NGO partner and is accredited with several other international organizations including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Organization of American States (OAS), Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.


Journalists wishing to attend the opening, Wednesday 11 June, 6 p.m. require accreditation.


Isabelle Le Fournis,

Tel : +33 (0)1 4568 1748


Djibril Kébé

Tel : +33 (0)1 4568 1741


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