International

Rising threat of Holocaust distortion requires urgent international response

A guest contribution by Kathrin Meyer, Secretary General of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education
 
 All around...

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European Commission presents EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life

The European Commission has presented its EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life. With antisemitism worryingly on the rise, in Europe and beyond, the Strategy sets out a...

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Handbook on Memory Laws: A necessary tool for safeguarding the memory of the Holocaust

How a forthcoming IHRA Handbook on Holocaust denial and distortion laws will aid in the understanding and application of these laws, by Michael Newman
 
 On 27 January 2000, the 55th anniversary of...

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Why are networks important for archival research?

The Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections IHRA Project, which helps further open access to Holocaust-related materials, has made building partnerships and strengthening networks central to its...

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Commemoration events for Roma Genocide Remembrance Day 2021

On 2 August, Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, we remember the night when thousands of Roma women, men and children were murdered by the SS during the "liquidation" of the so-called "family camp" for...

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Former IHRA Chair and delegates take part in Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism

The 7th Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, held virtually and in person in Jerusalem from 14–15 July 2021, saw interventions by former IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler, as well as a number of...

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Draft guidelines for Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections Project presented

During the Athens Spring Plenary meetings and about one year after the project’s launch, the IHRA’s project on Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections has made great strides. Despite having to...

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Five resources for teaching and learning about LGBTQ+ persecution under the Nazi regime

During Pride Month, we honor the tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime and strengthen our resolve to counter “all forms of racism and discrimination that...

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Why do we need to safeguard sites?

by Safeguarding Sites Project Chair Gilly Carr
 
 The answer to the question of why we need to safeguard sites is something that we might feel instinctively, as something self-evident and obvious...

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IHRA Plenary statement on recent antisemitic violence and hate speech

In light of the grave acts of antisemitic violence that have occurred in many places worldwide, the IHRA Plenary condemns the illegal hate speech which constitutes incitement to discrimination...

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