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Finland Supreme Court bans Neo-Nazi group

Following a series of court battles that began in 2017, the Supreme Court of Finland ruled this week to uphold a ban on the neo-Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (PVL). This makes Finland, who has...

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Kindertransport: Remembering & Rethinking Podcast

This week, the Hollywood press announced that Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to bring the story of the Kindertransport to a mass global audience when he stars in a forthcoming biopic about Sir Nicholas...

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Commemoration events for Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

On 9 September 2020, Slovakia commemorates 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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Statement by Austrian delegation on antisemitic attack in Graz

"We are shocked and saddened to hear of the violent attack on Jewish community leader Elie Rosen in Graz this weekend,” say co-heads of the Austrian delegation to the IHRA, Thomas Michael Baier and...

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Identifying and recognizing Holocaust denial and distortion

In recent years, there has been a marked rise in Holocaust denial and distortion, both online and off. The Global Task Force Against Holocaust Distortion, as initiated by the German Presidency of the...

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Digital Platform Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries

During the Holocaust, Jewish cemeteries across Europe were desecrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in an attempt to erase Jewish culture. Some of these spaces, central to Jewish religious life...

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Roma Genocide Remembrance Day commemoration events – 2 August 2020

On the night of 2 August 1944, the “family camp” for Roma at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liquidated, and thousands of remaining men, women and children held there were gassed. Today, 2 August marks the...

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"Remember the Genocide of the Roma" – a commitment for 2020 and beyond

The language of the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration leaves no room for misunderstanding. The Genocide of the Roma – perpetrated by Nazi Germany and those fascist and extreme nationalist partners and...

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Exhibition "Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust" opens at the Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Holocaust Library, after being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will open again this week with new health and safety measures, as well as a new exhibition, Jewish Resistance...

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IHRA from Berlin: New working definition enters final phase as Plenary condemns rehabilitation

On Thursday, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance successfully concluded its semiannual Plenary meetings of renowned experts, civil society, and government representatives. As a first for...

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