"Keeping The Memory Alive" - International Poster Competition 2012 is a project funded by the grant programme of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF). Partnering in the project: Yad Vashem, Israel, together with the Israel Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs; Mémorial de la Shoah, France; and the European Shoah Legacy Institute, Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.
An international panel of distinguished judges, comprising experts in both design and in Holocaust Education, selected the 16 best posters from more than 300 submitted by design students from France, Israel and the Czech Republic on the subject “Keeping The Memory Alive” (Children in the Holocaust). The display is being mounted across the world to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2012.
In today's world, where so many issues of importance seize global attention and attract debate, this exhibition showcases 16 young designers who have recognized the centrality of Holocaust Remembrance. The unique collection of posters reflects each designer's personal attempt to focus upon the memory of the Holocaust.
JUDGES: Jan Arnesen, Chief, Exhibits Unit, United Nations; Jean-Marc Bretegnier, Graphic Designer and Teacher, France; Debbie Hartmann, International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem, Israel; Helga Weiss-Hošková, Artist and Holocaust survivor, Czech Republic; Kimberly Mann, Manager, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme; Kathrin Meyer, Executive Secretary, ITF; Sophie Nagiscarde, Director of Cultural Activities, Mémorial de la Shoah, France; David Tartakover, Graphic Artist and Israel Prize Laureate, Israel; Ondřej Zámiš, Graphic Artist, Czech Republic.
Three Winning Posters
Posters have been used for more than 150 years to grab our attention. Visually arresting, incorporating graphics and typography, posters convey a strong, succinct message meant to move those that see them. They deliver a punch, a thought, an idea that can be instantly understood, absorbed and reacted to by their audience. As an art form, posters are ubiquitous and accessible - appearing in multiples, covering public surfaces from walls to light posts, visible to all.
The sixteen posters provided here afford an excellent opportunity for teachers and students to conduct a meaningful exploration into the nature of Holocaust commemoration today. Through their use, students can appreciate the various styles of commemoration. The teacher can use the posters in order to have an educational discussion about the meaning of the Holocaust in the world today.
The lesson will be a general analysis of posters created by artists from the Czech Republic, France and Israel.
Learn more about the sixteen finalists.