“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 13 July, 2017, some 50 experts, including representatives of governments, international organizations and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), met to discuss effective practices and educational approaches to addressing antisemitism at an event at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. The main focus of the event, organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and UNESCO, was the joint development of a guide for educational policy-makers.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) supports development of online teaching materials ‘Stories that Move. Toolbox against discrimination’.
The international youth conference Stories that Move, which took place in Berlin in 2013, was the inception point of a project to develop an online toolbox that challenges the critical thinking of learners on issues of diversity and discrimination.
From 12-15 April 2018 the Strassler Center will host the Fourth International Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in cooperation with the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The conference will provide a forum for advanced doctoral students and early post-docs to present their research projects to peers and established scholars.
On 4 July, 2017, the official ceremony commemorating the Holocaust victims in Latvia was opened by the Speaker of Parliament, Ināra Mūrniece, in presence of the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis, Members of Government, Chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities Arkady Suharenko along with representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, the Holocaust survivors, representatives of the Association of German cities “Riga Committee”, schoolteachers (participants of the Holocaust seminar) and wider public.
The European Association for Holocaust Studies calls for papers on current research on Auschwitz History and Memory.
Date: 14–16 November 2017 (with an optional visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on 13 November)
Venue: Kraków, Poland
The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS University of London and The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide are pleased to invite applications for a half-day research workshop, Exploring the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive at the Wiener Library.
One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. It included a series of commitments by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to combat the spread of such content in Europe.
From 6 to 8 June 2017, the international workshop 'Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges' organized by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania within the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure program, took place in Bucharest.
On June 8, 2017, Chile’s Interactive Jewish Museum and Nenemi Paxia- Sinergias Educativas A.C., in alliance with Mexico’s Museum of Memory and Tolerance and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) launched a binational initiative to raise awareness among political figures about the importance of strengthening education on genocide and mass atrocities, particularly the Holocaust, at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City.