“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
A special exhibition in honour of Scottish missionary Jane Haining will open this autumn in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest. Miss Haining, who grew up near Dumfries, served as Matron at the Scottish Mission school in Budapest during the 1930s and 1940s. Against advice from Church of Scotland officials, Miss Haining remained in Budapest during the Holocaust. Arrested in 1944 and charged with working with Jews, Miss Haining was taken to the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland where she died aged 47.
Applications are now open for the Global Minority Rights Summer School 2017: Interrogating Populism from the Perspectives of Vulnerable Minorities.
From 7-8 April, former IHRA Chair Szabolcs Takács and President of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) András Heisler visited the Jewish community of India.
The fourth international summer school on minority rights will take place from 10-16 July in Budapest.
On 8 March 2016, Romania assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
The Tom Lantos Institute and the ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology are organising the third European Summer School on “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance” from 26 June to 2 July 2016 in Budapest.
From 1-2 March a conference on the genocide of the Roma was co-organised by the Hungarian IHRA Chairmanship and held in Budapest at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
On 2-3 December 2015, IHRA held a roundtable in Budapest on challenges related to preparing Holocaust Memorial Days, for representatives of three of IHRA’s observer countries.