Painting is the Language through which we speak Peace.
Cities of Peace Auschwitz Initiative.

The 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Your are cordially invited to a Cocktail Benefit for

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4 PM - 6 PM

in Amagansett, NY

RSVP by 8.21.19
for more info & to RSVP
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The Auschwitz Initiative is a first of its kind, forward-looking peacebuilding & healing initiative through arts engagement, education, and cultural diplomacy.
Our goal is to help counter the global rise of antisemitism.

UNPRECEDENTED:  The Auschwitz Initiative is a first of its kind, forward-looking peacebuilding and healing initiative through multidisciplinary arts engagement.  

WHATCreation of a Monumental Gold-illuminated Painting to honor the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau; Peacebuilding and Human Rights Education; Cultural Diplomacy.

HOW:  Created with Polish artists and scholars; Survivors and former prisoners and their families; participants with American, Israeli, German, Russian heritage; minority ethnicities murdered at Auschwitz.  

WHERE: Krakow: Home JCC Krakow; Exhibition Galicia Jewish Museum


  • Counter the growth of antisemitism worldwide

  • Foster engaged and active citizenship that recognizes, respects and celebrates the multi-ethnic, multi-religious world in which we live.  

  • Reach 2.2 million children, two children for each person murdered at Auschwitz

  • Prevent violent extremism through artistic engagement, fostering leadership, collaboration, and global citizenship

WHEN: October 14, 2019 – March 30, 2020; Grand Unveiling January 26, 2020 as part of the 75th Anniversary Commemorative events.

If we understand the history and beauty of what has been damaged or destroyed, we can participate in the beauty of recovery and peace.
— Ellen Frank PhD

CITIES OF PEACE is a living monument of cultural landscapes and heritage preservation that features a series of large scale gold-leaf paintings honoring the history and culture of world cities that have suffered trauma and strife. Architecting a new cultural diplomacy, Cities of Peace issues a global call to recognize the critical role cities play in sustaining what is creative and hopeful in civilization. It is our mission to inspire those who view these works of art to act to protect critical urban centers throughout the world. Cities of Peace includes collaborative artistic creation, human rights education, film, internship training and peacebuilding workshops.

CITIES OF PEACE exists to continue, capture, and echo the outcry of many: to stop war, conflict and violence against humanity, against nations, against cities.