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March 23, 2006

Deaf Festivals in Paris, Iceland, and Berlin, Germany this Summer

From: Dhhreport (WRAD) - Mar 23, 2006

Note: Information about the Deaf Festivals can be found at our WRAD website at We also have an exciting new slide show at the WRAD website at for you to enjoy. Thank you!
Bruce Gross, WRAD, Inc. CEO/ President

1. International Deaf Dance and Music Festival- Paris, France-- July 5-8, 2006
2. Deaf Festival in Iceland- July 10-16, 2006
3. Deaf History International Conference- Berlin, Germany- July 31- August 4, 2006

Aloha, dear friends,

Warmest greetings from Paris, France! Best wishes with full of happiness, excellent health, joy and peace for 2006!!

On behalf of ChanDanse des Sourds (CDS) Association, it is with great pleasure of presenting our first International Deaf Dance and Music Festival: Festival du Silence and Exposition: International Accessibility for the Deaf which will be held on July 5-8, 2006, in Paris, France.

The high spirit of this Festival is to HAVE FUN and to benefit entierly from our immense cultural and artistic capital, to the rhythm of dance and music.

We have reserved several famous landmarks (Paris City Hall, Théâtre Monfort, La Loco, Palais Brongniart, etc.) for the opening ceremony, dance performances, night dance entertainment, Exposition of International Accessibility of the Deaf and dance-dinner Gala. Paris is a very beautiful and magnific place to visit and experience. For full information, please visit our Festival website at :

Looking forward to welcoming you to share wonderful memories with us at this Festival.

Best regards,
Fanny (Yeh) CORDEROY du TIERS, President of CDS/International Coordinator
Mathias-Henri GÉNARD, Festival Chairman
CDS Association
13 rue de la Cossonnerie
75001 Paris


Nordic Culture Festival for the Deaf in ICELAND

_Click here: The 20th Nordic Culture Festival for the Deaf_

July 10-16, 2006.



Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

I am pleased to welcome you to the VI. DHI- Homepage ( and the conference in Berlin, the capital city of Germany. Berlin, the city which was shared by two states after the fall of the Nazi-power, was reunificated in 1990 and is now in the middle of Europe (Germany).

The 6th Deaf History International Conference in Berlin is intended to be dedicated to emphasize legal, political and sociological oppressions and forms of discriminations towards the Deaf Community in the history in order to reflect on the past, to overcome the shady history and to imagine better future. The slogan is to overcome the past and its consequences to present solution for the present.

The Deaf History International Conference will focus on several subjects of Deaf History such as Deaf Women History; Deaf Art/Theater/Movie History; Future and Goal of Deaf History; Deaf History and the sign linguistics; Discrimination a.) of Deaf in School and Education and b.) of Deaf minorities; the status and role and contribution of Deaf History studies and also the role of Deaf History for the Deaf community and Deaf studies/Research fields and other topics.

(Please look on the topic list for the congress under: DHI-Topics of the website)

There will be a special topic about the Deaf Community Life in the period from 1933 to 1945 relating to subjects of Deaf Holocaust, Forced Sterilization, Deaf Nazi, Deaf Refugees etc.

The first and regrettably the last until present conference took place 1998 in the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C./USA. In 2002, a special volume of the Conference reports had been published. As a result research studies of this special subject of the Deaf History have been initiated and consequently necessitated organization of the next scientific Conference in order to continue the previous researches

The conference is supported by Aktion Mensch and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the Humboldt University Berlin. Conference languages are German Sign Language, International Sign, German and English.

The conference fee (which include lunch, coffee-/teabreak and conference items) are available here under Prices at the website.

You can take a virtual tour of the university and lecture hall.
Please look on HU-Virtual tour at the website. (Our lecture hall is visible under "Kinosaal").

Parallel to the conference, there will be cultural program (guided tours, theater, movies etc.)

Till another announcement.

Sincerely yours,

Mark Zaurov (M. A.)