International

Arolsen Archives: "Crowdsourcing is crowd wisdom at its best"

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant challenge to commemoration of the Holocaust. In response, the IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler has announced the German Presidency...

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IHRA Leipzig Online Plenary Meetings underway

For the second time this year, over 250 experts, members of civil society and government representatives are meeting around a virtual table to discuss the latest developments in the field of Holocaust...

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Digital commemoration of the November Pogrom

This year, 9 November marks 82 years since the beginning of the November Pogrom.
 
 Over the course of two days in 1938, hundreds of synagogues were burned, Jewish homes and businesses ransacked, and...

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New article on usable pasts by IHRA Honorary Chairman Yehuda Bauer

“Distortion of the past rests on a combination of truth and invention,” says IHRA’s Honorary Chairman, Yehuda Bauer, in a recently published article. This article, which was published in the Israel...

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5 things to know about the IHRA Grant program

For over ten years, the IHRA’s Grant program has funded projects that further the causes of Holocaust education, research and remembrance. And now, the 2021 grant call is officially open.
 
 This...

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The IHRA adopts working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

BERLIN, 08.10.2020 – The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) today announces the adoption of an internationally accepted non-legally binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti...

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The IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopt working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Following years of consultations and negotiations, the IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopted a non-legally binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination on 8 October 2020 during an...

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Identifying and recognizing Holocaust denial and distortion

In recent years, there has been a marked rise in Holocaust denial and distortion, both online and off. The Global Task Force Against Holocaust Distortion, as initiated by the German Presidency of the...

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Digital Platform Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries

During the Holocaust, Jewish cemeteries across Europe were desecrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in an attempt to erase Jewish culture. Some of these spaces, central to Jewish religious life...

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Roma Genocide Remembrance Day commemoration events – 2 August 2020

On the night of 2 August 1944, the “family camp” for Roma at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liquidated, and thousands of remaining men, women and children held there were gassed. Today, 2 August marks the...

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