Paris, January 19 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO today announced an agreement between the six successor states of Yugoslavia for the renovation of Block 17 of the memorial and museum of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
In a statement, the organization said the signing will take place at its headquarters in this capital on January 25, two days before the celebration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia will sign the agreement, which will see joint cooperation in the transformation of the pavilion and the creation of a new permanent exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Yugoslavia.
The exhibition will be designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind in collaboration with the Herman Family Trust, UNESCO said.
According to the multilateral organization, various cultural activities will accompany the signing of the agreement, including the world premiere of a concert that revives the music of concentration camps and ghettos.
Block 17 of Auschwitz-Birkenau, known as the “former Yugoslav pavilion,” was closed in 2009 and is expected to reopen.
More than a million people died in the complex's concentration camps, the vast majority of whom were Jews located on Polish territory.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay agreed to act as custodian of the agreement, to be signed here by the culture ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.