Lest We Forget in Pittsburgh

from 18 October to 15 November 2019 on the University of Pittsburgh Campus

Lest We Forget: Opening Ceremony

Opening at the Memorial Courtyard at the National WWI Museum and Memorial on Friday, September 20, 2019

Lest We Forget – Photo Installation

at the Memorial Courtyard at the National WWI Museum and Memorial from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 06, 2019

Lest We Forget: Artist Guided Tours

Guided Tour at the Memorial Courtyard at the National WWI Museum and Memorial on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Film screening of “Lest We Forget” about “Big Sonia”

at the UMKC Student Union Theater in Kansas City on Monday, September 23, 2019

Pop Up Film Haus: Hannah Arendt

Film screening at the Stray Cat Film Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Frido Mann: Democracy Will Win

Talk at the Plaza Library Branch: Lower Level on Friday, September 27, 2019

Lest We Forget: Artist Guided Tours

Guided tour at the Memorial Courtyard at the National WWI Museum and Memorial on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Movie: Lest We Forget

Film Screening at the Stray Cat Film Center on Tuesday, October 01, 2019

German Conversation Group

Conversation Club at the National World War I Museum on Thursday, October 03, 2019

Kickoff “The Emperor of Atlantis” and exhibition opening “Lest We Forget”

with Lord Mayor Jutta Steinruck: 30 November at 17:00pm

Kickoff event “The Emperor of Atlantis” with Luigi Toscano and students

1 December at 17:00pm

Performances “The Emperor of Atlantis” and exhibition “Lest We Forget”

December 2 at 19:00pm (introduction 6:00pm) — December 3 at 12:30pm and 14:30pm — December 4 at 19:00pm (introduction at 6:00pm)

Lest We Forget at Boston Common

October 16th to November 10th, 2018

The installation Lest We Forget will be shown in Boston at the Boston Common as a part of Deutschlandjahr USA.

The project is under the patronage of Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Lest We Forget at the United Nations in New York

January 22nd to March 1st 2018 at the Headquarters of the United Nations.

Lest We Forget opens in Berlin!

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 pm

Park at Sophienkirche, Große Hamburger Strasse 29-30, 10115 Berlin.

Please join us!

The exhibition can be visited at the Sophienkirche Park from November 9-26.

Lest We Forget opened in Perejaslaw-Chmelnyzkyj, Ukraine
on September 14, 2017

Open Air Photo Installation Lest We Forget opens in Lviv, Ukraine
on July 13, 2017

Lest We Forget opened on the grounds of the “Territory of Terror“ memorial site on July 13, 2017. The Lest We Forget exhibition featured 50 of 200 survivors, who German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano visited and portrayed. Among them are survivors of the massacres at Babyn Jar, individuals who survived several concentration camps, former forced laborers and others. The exhibition was shown as part of the summer festival “Night in Lviv” that draws thousands of visitors every year.

Lest We Forget is much more than remembering the past. Remembrance shapes identity and actions. The protagonists give history a face and a voice. Their stories are representative for so many others that could not be told. They can reach and sensitize people – regardless of age, origin, language or education. They have the power to overcome historical distance and to sharpen the awareness for antisemitic and other discriminatory tendencies of our times. Small panels providing historical and biographical background for each individual and a mobile app featuring testimonials complement the exhibition.

Anna Strishkova from Kyiv who survived gruesome medical experiments by the notorious Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, and is an enthusiastic supporter of Lest We Forget said to Luigi Toscano when he visited her again this January:

I am very concerned about the direction the world seems to heading. But because of that, projects like Lest We Forget are more important than ever. You share our stories and what happened to us. And you raise awareness, so that something like this can never happen again!
She ended by saying, If not us, who will do it?


This is the third stop of Lest We Forget in the Ukraine. It was previously shown at the state ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Babyn Jar near Kyiv in September 2016 and at the Menorah Center in Dnipropetrovsk. The exhibition can be seen in Lviv until September 10, 2017.

The exhibition in Lviv is made possible thanks to the cooperation and support of the memorial site “Territory of Terror”, the City of Lviv, the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institute, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and the German Foundation“ Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“.

Vernissage Lest We Forget, Menorah Center in Dnipropetrovsk
from January 26 to February 2, 2017

January 26.: Lest We Forget starts off at the Menorah Center in Dnipropetrovsk (Eastern Ukraine). The portraits will be on display until February 6th. The next stop is the National Museum in Lviv, the former Lemberg.

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Presentation Lest We Forget, GOETHE-INSTITUT UKRAINE in Kiev
January 27, 2017

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Commemoration, Kiew-Park von Babi
28. September 2016

Accompanying installation for the Commemoration of Ukraine on the 75th anniversary of the mass murder by the German army of the Jewish population of Kiev. Besides the Ukrainian leadership the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected.

More information can be found here: Press review

Vernissage Gegen das Vergessen, Alte Feuerwache Mannheim
September 16, 2015, 8 p.m.

Very sincerely, we invite you, your family and friends to the exhibition opening of photo-installation “Gegen das Vergessen“ by Luigi Toscano. In addition to speeches by up to a cinematical insight into the project, musical accompaniment and cool drinks. About a short feedback with how many people will come, we would be very grateful.

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