“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 29 June, 2017, the 31 Members Countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted, in consensus, a statement in which the organization stated its opposition to the historically unsupportable use of the terms “Polish Death Camps” or “Polish Camps” to refer to the camps and sites of persecution and murder established by Nazi Germany on invaded and occupied Polish soil.
The statement was drafted and recommended for adoption by IHRA experts working in the field of Holocaust remembrance, research and education. The IHRA, of which Poland was one of the first members joining in 1999, is committed to supporting accurate and open historical discourse about the Holocaust period. The IHRA appreciates the opportunity to work closely with the government in Poland as a long-standing and valued member of the organization.