New York, New York, January 27, 2017 – International humanitarian organization 28. Jun is partnering with the Foreign Ministry of Serbia, the Jasenovac Research Institute, the Shem Olam Institute (Israel) and the Andric Institute to present an exhibition and conference on the Jasenovac Death Camps entitled ‘Hidden Holocaust’. The largest event of its kind on American soil, it will mark 75 years since the establishment of Jasenovac and entrench the right to remembrance of the victims by their descendants and the global community. 28. Jun handled the marketing and branding of project and designed the interactive official website of the exhibit: www.hiddenholocaust.info
The official opening will take place at 2:30 PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at 51 Harrison St., 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ. The keynote speaker will be two-time Cannes Palm d’Or winning filmmaker and Andric Institute founder Emir Kusturica. The exhibit will feature Jasenovac victims-themed sculptures by academic artist Katarina Tripkovic and academic sculptor Ljubisa Mancic. Ambassador Dr. Ljiljana Niksic, chief of the department for migration policy and Diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and initiator of the project stated that it “intends to mobilize the global public to contribute to the preservation of the universal values such as peace, freedom and the protection of human rights.”
Those who cannot attend the event can watch it via live stream on 28. Jun’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/28jun
About 28. Jun
28. Jun is a UN and Red Cross-partnered, multinational organization which engages in humanitarian, social and philanthropic functions. Founded in 2011, to date it has delivered 170 tons of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $4.4 mil to the Western Balkans. This is the third major project in partnership with the Serbian government; it piloted the global effort to collect and deliver humanitarian aid during the 2014 Southeast Europe floods, in 2015 it successfully lead the #NoKosovoUnesco digital campaign amassing 140,000 petition signatures and was publicly thanked by Prime Minister Vucic and in 2016 the organization headed the Youth Forum at the first ever Serbian Summit in Zurich.
It is also the fourth major project 28. Jun has organized in support of Serbs in Croatia in the past year. In July, 2016 it successfully petitioned Duden, the leading dictionary in the German language, to change their definition of ‘Ustasa‘ from ‘freedom fighter’ to ‘genocidal fascist,’ in August, 2016 it lead the protest march marking the 21st anniversary since the expulsion of 250,000 Serbs from Croatia during ‘Operation Storm’ and just this week 28. Jun completed their first major project of 2017 with humanitarian deliveries to Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Dalmatia, Lika, Slavonia and Kordun. The Australian wing of 28. Jun and the Serbian community in Adelaide helped raise the funds to complete the project.