Denmark

Member country since: 2004

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Ambassador Michael Suhr (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of the Danish Delegation to the IHRA

Cecilie Stokholm Banke (Danish Institute for International Studies) – Deputy Head of Delegation, Academic Working Group

Nis Gellert (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Museums & Memorials Working Group

Anders Jerichow (Humanity in Action) – Education Working Group

Otto Rühl (Danish Institute for International Studies) – Education Working Group

Anders Broholm Andersen (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group


The last decade of IHRA membership has brought about two main developments in Denmark. Firstly, civil society organizations have become increasingly involved in organizing activities related to the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ‘Auschwitz Day’, as well as to other historical events. This increased participation signals that keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive is not only an obligation for states, but also for civil society. Secondly, IHRA membership has helped keep a political focus on the importance of bringing the Holocaust, as well as related  issues of antisemitism, discrimination and other forms of intolerance, into the classroom.

Denmark issued a statement to the IHRA membership clarifying their position on the working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination.

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