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Sousa Mendes exhibition opens in Luxembourg City

I could not have acted otherwise, and I therefore accept all that has befallen me with love. The sentiment of these words, spoken by Aristides de Sousa Mendes towards the end of his life, is...

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Applications open for design of new memorial at Lety u Pisku

On the site of the former concentration camp for Roma in Lety, where a pig farm stood until 2018, a memorial shall be opened in 2023. IHRA and its Committee on the Genocide of the Roma cooperated with...

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IHRA Executive Secretary receives honor from Bulgaria

At a ceremony at the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin on 27 November, IHRA Executive Secretary Dr. Kathrin Meyer was presented with an official certificate of honor by Her Excellency Elena Shekerletova,...

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Empowering teachers with new IHRA Recommendations

 “I wish I had had these recommendations when I started teaching about the Holocaust!”, says Andrea Szőnyi enthusiastically, as the forthcoming IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the...

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5 things you should know about the Luxembourg City Plenary

The IHRA is growing: Portugal has applied to become an IHRA Member Country and North Macedonia has applied for Liaison Country status, taking its first step from observer status to full membership....

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Blue plaque unveiled in London in honor of Milein Cosman and Hans Keller

“This plaque commemorates the lives of two remarkable Jewish refugees who lived here. They both contributed not only to the local community but to the very fabric of British society,” said Frank...

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Genocide of the Roma commemorated at Lackenbach

On Saturday 16 November, the annual commemoration of the Austrian Roma and Sinti murdered during the Nazi regime took place on the site of the former "gypsy camp" Lackenbach in Austria. The event was...

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In Memory of Holocaust Scholar Paul Levine

On Monday 28 October 2019, the Holocaust historian and teacher Paul Levine passed away. He was not only loved by his students and the adored father of three children, but also an outstanding thinker...

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Project for the preservation of Topovske Šupe is launched in Belgrade

The site Topovske Šupe was one of the first concentration camps for Jews and Roma in Europe, located close to the very centre of Belgrade. Today it is abandoned, unknown to the general public, with...

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Romania commemorates National Holocaust Remembrance Day

On 9 October every year, Romania commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, by virtue of Government Decision 672 of 5 May 2004. The day signifies the beginning of the deportation of Romanian Jews to...

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