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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
 
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International community agrees concrete commitments to counter Holocaust distortion and fight antisemitism at Remember ReAct Forum

Malmö, Sweden: 13.10.21 – The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) joined world leaders, and international organizations including the CoE, EU, FRA, OSCE, the UN, and UNESCO at the...

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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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Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names unveiled

Of the 140,000 Jews who lived in the Netherlands in 1940, 102,000 did not survive the war. Most Jews, Sinti and Roma living in the Netherlands who were persecuted by the Nazis were murdered in the gas...

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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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In Memoriam: Ambassador Tom Vraalsen

Ambassador Tom Vraalsen, IHRA Chair during the Norwegian Presidency 2009-2010, passed away on 13 September 2021 at the age of 85. 
 
 Educated at Aarhus University in Denmark, Tom Vraalsen joined the...

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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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Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence

On 9 September 2021, Slovakia commemorated the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Established in 2000 by the Slovak Parliament, the day marks the date in 1941 when the...

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IHRA Delegation visits Mauthausen-Gusen and Gunskirchen former concentration camps

The Safeguarding Sites Project aims to visit five sites over the course of five years to gain insight on best practice for site management and preservation of sites of the Holocaust and genocide of...

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Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

In just a few months of summer and autumn of 1941, Lithuanian Jewish communities were almost completely destroyed by the Nazis and their local collaborators. 
 
 This year, the national project "The...

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