Every 27 January, the Museo Sefardí joins International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a date that sees not only to pay homage to the millions of people who died in the Nazi concentration camps , but also to take measures to help younger people develop resilience against ideologies of hate. The UN decided to declare this day because it was on 27 January 1945 when Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, whose 75th anniversary was marked in 2020 . The Museo Sefardí shares collective responsibility for addressing the traumas that are still alive, to commemorate the events, to take care of the historical places to preserve the memory, and to promote education, documentation, and research.
This day was declared by the UN in 1975 to commemorate women’s struggle to achieve equality. It is a day for fighting for equality, participation, and empowerment of women in all areas of society. At the Museo Sefardí, an institution within the world of culture – that great pillar which helps society to advance, evolve, and grow free from all inequalities – we fight every day to achieve this equality, but we all fight, both men and women.
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Every year, the Museo Sefardí carries out various initiatives around World Book Day with the aim of encouraging reading and literary creativity.
Books are tools for opening towards new knowledge and valuable resources that help in the development of creativity and cognitive capacities, as well as serving as a key to expanding cultural diversity among the various peoples of the world.
Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organized International Museum Day, an exceptional moment for the international museum community. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of the fact that museums are an important medium for cultural exchange and the enrichment of cultures, as well as for the development of mutual understanding, collaboration, and peace between peoples.
For this reason, the Museo Sefardí carries out various initiatives each year in relation to this day.
The aim of this day us to organize activities, coordinated by the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture (AEPJ), the European Council of Jewish Communities, B’nai B’rith Europa, and the Network of Jewish Quarters in Spain – all related to Jewish culture – with the aim of making known the cultural and historical heritage of the Jewish people.
Every year, the Museo Sefardí celebrates the anniversary of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was held in Paris from 17 October to 21 November 1972.
The aim of this Convention is to safeguard those goods of cultural or natural heritage whose importance is so extraordinary that they transcend national borders and are important for the present generation and for those to come.
To this end, the concept of Outstanding Universal Value, a list restricted to the most outstanding sites from an international point of view, among which is found the historic centre of Toledo .
This day is held with the aim of promoting the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities in all areas of society as well as raising awareness of their situation in all aspects of life.
At the Museo Sefardí, we work every day to raise awareness of the different capacities that people have, as well as for integration and non-discrimination towards people with disabilities. Around this day we usually carry out special activities to promote and enjoy it.