The organisation is willing to donate 200 works of art to the project, all done by Holocaust survivors or artists who perished in the death camps.
Milan, November 10th, 2009. EveryOne Group is asking the government of the State of Israel to purchase the house Adolf Hitler was born in and turn the site where this evil started out, and where the seeds of the massacre took root, into an art gallery commemorating the Holocaust. “Our organisation is willing to donate to the State of Israel” say Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau, co-presidents of the antiracist association, “about 200 works of art made by Jewish artists who survived the Holocaust or died in the death camps.
The collection is an extremely valuable one, built up year after year as we searched all over the world for traces of artists murdered by the Nazis, or by contacting the survivors”. The house, which is situated in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn, is on the market for about 2 million Euros: a sum that could easily be absorbed through visitors’ tickets, publications, documentaries, audiovisual material and films. “We believe it is of great importance that racial tolerance and the memory of the Holocaust be allowed to substitute the culture of hatred and evil in a place that is just as symbolic as Auschwitz”, say the activists, “as it would offer the fruits of peace and equality to future generations”.
The founders and leaders of EveryOne Group, (who as well as being human rights activists, are also artists and scholars) have also produced several works and initiatives on the subject of the Memory of the Holocaust.
Among these works are the documentary, “A Journey With Anne Frank” backed by the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, (which reconstructs the experience of the young victim of racial hatred); the books “The 100 Anne Franks”, “Poems from the Holocaust” and “Teaching the Holocaust”; the stage work “Anne in the Sky”, with the Israeli director Angelica Calò; and the short films “Platform 21” and “Grune Rose”.
Some of the art works that EveryOne Group intends to donate to the project obtained great appreciation from the public when they were shown on Holocaust Memory Day 2009 in the Milan province.