“The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors” – Digital exhibition of the Gamaraal Foundation


The  Jewish Museum of Greece in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Greece and on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2022, proposes the digital exhibition “The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors” of the Gamaraal Foundation.

The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Religions of Greece, while it is under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of IHRA.

The president and founder of the Gamaraal Foundation, Anita Winter, presents the exhibition saying: “We find ourselves at a defining moment concerning the transmission of Holocaust, since there are only a few witnesses of this terrible genocide remaining among us. The portraits and stories of Holocaust survivors stand at the center of the exhibition The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors; they give a personal dimension to Holocaust history and preserve it for future generations. Those portrayed here come from various European countries and today live in the German-, the French- or the Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland. They represent all of the people that have survived the Holocaust and found a new homeland in Switzerland.”

Ambassador’s Olaf Kjelsen message: “On the occasion of the bicentenary of the start of the Greek revolution and this year Greek IHRA Presidency, it is important to underline the values of liberty, independence and human rights. Both Switzerland and Greece share these common values. The historical and current ties unites the Hellenic Republic and Switzerland and therefore creates a common ground for knowledge transfer and collaboration. It’s our duty and obligation to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive so that history does not repeat itself. As an active member and former chairman of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Switzerland advocates for the prevention of further atrocities through remembrance and through programs aiming at “dealing with the past”

The exhibition The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors demonstrates through biographies and portraits what can result from anti-Semitism, which is newly ascendant in several countries. Holocaust memory should thus be a warning that racism and anti-Semitism can have significant consequences. It is the responsibility of our generation to carry on the call for «never again.» The exhibition targets above all the young generation and should raise awareness about the value and importance of tolerance.

Click here to visit the exhibition.

The content of the exhibition as well as the videos with the testimonies have been translated and have Greek subtitles.

For any information or clarification, you can contact the Jewish Museum of Greece at [email protected] or at 210 3225 582.