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Austria presents National Strategy against Antisemitism

On 21 January 2021, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Federal Minister for European Affairs Karoline Edtstadler and the President of the Vienna Jewish Community Oskar Deutsch presented the Austrian...

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The IHRA partners with the European Commission, the UN and UNESCO to raise global awareness of how to counter Holocaust distortion

This month, the IHRA will launch three important international initiatives, essential pieces to furthering the IHRA’s work of raising awareness of Holocaust distortion on multiple fronts: 
 
 
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IHRA Grant recipient #FakeImages to open

Having been closed during Belgium's second lockdown, the memorial site, museum, and research center Kazerne Dossin is now preparing to open the doors to its brand new exhibition, #FakeImages.
 
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Italian government amends racial persecution and compensation laws

Important changes to the law governing how victims of racial persecution in Italy and their relatives could seek compensation were made on 30 December, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) a...

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EU Handbook for the practical use of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism published

Since the adoption of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism in 2016, this practical tool has been used to raise awareness of the various ways antisemitism can manifest itself, helping...

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Creating an online map of Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine

There are over 1500 Holocaust killing sites across Ukraine, scattered through the woods, villages and towns of the country, but many of these sites are not listed in existing catalogs, and are only...

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Recommendations for Countering Holocaust Distortion to be launched in 2021

Over the course of 2020, the dangers of Holocaust distortion have been more starkly outlined than ever. Whether at protests against coronavirus measures or in antisemitic campaigns on social media...

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One year of implementing the IHRA’s Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

Holocaust education helps create a strong foundation for democratic societies and for combatting hateful ideologies. One year after the adoption of the Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about...

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Leipzig Online Plenary IHRA successfully concluded

Guided by the theme “working and remembering in a digital context,” the 2020 Leipzig Plenary brought together over 250 delegates from the IHRA’s 34 Member, 1 Liaison and 7 Observer Countries, as well...

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Voices for a Better World: The Legacy of Testimony screening at Leipzig Plenary

The IHRA Leipzig Plenary meetings are featuring an exclusive screening of a new film by the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), Voices for a Better World: The Legacy of Testimony, a project...

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