UNESCO, Holocaust Museum of Curitiba and CONIB: The last survivors

UNESCO, a specialised agency of the United Nations, developed the Last Survivors campaign for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 to address a rise in hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity in Brazil.

Political Context

In the past four years, Brazil has experienced an unprecedented surge in hate crimes and the promotion of Nazi ideology, with numbers never before seen in its history. The presence of neo-Nazi cells increased from 72 in 2015 to 1,117 in 2022. Shockingly, according to UNESCO, 49% of Holocaust-related posts on Telegram either deny or distort the facts. In the first half of 2022, hate crimes on the internet surged by nearly 70%, as reported by Safernet.

Cultural Context

Unlike other parts of the world, the Brazilian population has limited historical and cultural connection to the Holocaust. Moreover,...

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