Each year, on 27 January, IHRA Member, Liaison and Observer Countries organize events commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honoring the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This database provides an overview of many of these events around the world, as well as information on the memorials and civil society organizations involved.
“We accept our responsibility as governments to continue working together to counter Holocaust denial and distortion, antisemitism, and all forms of racism and discrimination that undermine fundamental democratic principles. We will work closely with experts, civil society and our international partners to further these goals.”
– Article 7 of the 2020 Ministerial Declaration
The IHRA Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity has published the report A Matter of Comparison which provides an analysis and overview of Holocaust programs and literature with a comparative focus.
This unique survey offers a global perspective and is accompanied by a database in the form of a map which will be regularly updated.
On 22 and 23 March 2017, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is holding a conference entitled “As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941” at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The conference is part of a broader IHRA Multi-Year Work Plan Programme on killing sites designed to offer insight into different approaches to exploring, studying and preserving killing sites. The conference is aimed primarily at governmental institutions and NGOs working in the field of killing sites.
Member country since: 2019
Australia commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a virtual ceremony that illuminated the stories of survivors, alongside the voices of leaders within the wider community, to combat racism and discrimination and to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to be passed on to future generations.
Head of the Bulgarian Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 2018
We are happy and gratified that Bulgaria proudly assumes its well deserved place on the map of the nations and communities that are dedicated to upholding the commitments of the Stockholm Declaration and working together to safeguard the historical record. Accession as a full member is not the end of the road but just another starting point. We still need – as a society and state - to come to terms with the events during the Holocaust that are now still seen by many as uncomfortable.
Ambassador Luis Barreiros
Head of the Portuguese Delegation
Member country since: 2019
Head of the Delegation of North Macedonia to the IHRA
Member country since: 2021
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 11 March (Day of Deportation of 7,144 Jews to the Death Camp Treblinka in 1943), 2 August (International Roma Genocide Remembrance Day)
The very concrete achievements of North Macedonia in the areas of Holocaust remembrance, education and research, as well in combating antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion have recently been appropriately valued by its admission as the 35th IHRA Member Country. The IHRA membership is not only a recognition, but even more an additional impetus and obligation for the Government and civil society organizations to enhance and increase their work in all Holocaust related areas. Our lasting and firm commitment to continue working in these areas is not only a political determination.