Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget Photo: © Luigi Toscano

A project by Luigi Toscano

LEST WE FORGET, an international Holocaust remembrance project designed by German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano, is on display at the Memorial Courtyard at the National WWI Museum and Memorial from Sep 20th - Oct 6th, 2019. Around 70 large-scale photographs of Holocaust survivors, including seven recently taken in Kansas City, honor individuals from the United States, Israel, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, and the Netherlands. These pictures are at the center of this unique photographic installation and ensure that we do not forget the Holocaust while inspiring us to fight hatred today.
LEST WE FORGET has been on view at the Mall in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York City, at the Boston Common, at San Francisco’s Civic Center, as well as at prominent outdoor sites in Europe. Displaying the portraits in public spaces makes the exhibit accessible to everyone. Over 1 million people worldwide have seen it so far.
In acknowledgement of the significance of this exhibition, Goethe Pop Kansas City and its community partners will present various events in support of LEST WE FORGET. These events will serve to foster the understanding of the project itself, the individuals involved, and the similar issues still present in society today. We encourage everyone to join us and experience this powerful project during its residency in Kansas City.
LEST WE FORGET will be one of the largest and most impactful projects brought to Kansas City as part of Wunderbar Together: Year of German-American Friendship yet, with its exhibition here serving as one of the closing projects of the campaign in the Midwest.
LEST WE FORGET is under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Heiko Maas.