House of the Wannsee Conference: Place of Nazi History, Remembrance and Education

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023 in Tokyo, on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau: with Dr Matthias Haß, Deputy Director of the House of the Wannsee Conference, as guest speaker (simultaneous translation English-Japanese)


The UN General Assembly designated January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2015, the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center (Kokoro) organized annual gatherings on the occasion of the International Day.

For our 9th gathering in 2023, we will hold an online lecture to commemorate and promote the universal lessons of the Holocaust:

  1. We will invite Dr Matthias Haß, Deputy Director and Head of the Education and Research Department at the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, as a guest speaker. He will give a lecture on the history and the significance of the Conference and the House as well as its role as an education center today.
  2. We will also launch on January 27 our educational video “Hedy’s Story” based on our online meeting with Hedy Bohm, a survivor of Auschwitz, where over 600 people gathered in October.
  3. We will also hold an educators’ workshop on the same day.

While combating anti-Semitism and any kind of racism becomes more and more a challenge we share everywhere, we would like to make this International Day an opportunity to ensure respect for the dignity and human rights of all people regardless of nationality, religion, or culture. We appreciate your kind understanding and support.


  1. Public Event – Lecture by Dr Matthias Haß, January 26, 2023, 19:30-21:30 in Japan - 11:30-13:30 in Berlin (simultaneous translation in Japanese and English)
  2. Educators’ workshop, January 27, 2023, 20:00-22:00 in Japan - 12:00-14:00 (in Japanese, without translation)
  3. Launch of educational video “Hedy’s Story” – Friday, January 27, 2023


  1. Online (Zoom webinar)
  2. Online (Zoom meeting)
  3. YouTube


  • For the January 26 lecture registration is required:
  • For English speakers, please find a link for the google form provided in the above page.


  • Embassy of Israel
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Embassy of the Republic of Poland
  • United Nations Information Center Tokyo


Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, Director: Fumiko Ishioka