The IHRA produces reports on emerging issues relating to Holocaust education, research and remembrance.
Within the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), 16 countries have laws under which Holocaust denial is a criminal or civil offense, a further four have hate speech provisions that cover the phenomenon, and one IHRA liaison country and two IHRA observer countries have Holocaust denial laws.
The Declaration of the Stockholm Forum on the Holocaust (2000) obligates the 31 Member Countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) to engage in work that will ensure the permanence of Holocaust commemoration, education, and research.
Remembrance of the Holocaust often focuses on those who have suffered and perished in concentration camps, ghettos or on death marches.
A final conference to discuss and present the results of the IHRA education research project was held at the PH Luzern University of Teacher Education from 15-16 February 2016. The conference was organised by Monique Eckmann, Chair of IHRA's Steering Committee on Education Research and Peter Gautschi, Professor of History Didactics at the PH Luzern.
History Never Repeats itself, but Sometimes it Rhymes: comparing the Holocaust to different Atrocities
The goal of this report is to explore what we mean by “compare” when we relate the Holocaust to other genocides and crimes against humanity.
An IHRA delegation including the Advisor to the IHRA, Prof. Steven Katz, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Kathrin Meyer, and the Project Assistant, Julana Bredtmann, participated in a program on Holocaust education and remembrance organized by the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki, Finland from 25 to 28 January.
The conference “Killing Sites – Research and Remembrance” marked the successful completion of the first stage of IHRA’s Multi Year Work Plan on “Killing Sites”. Many organisations and individuals were invited by the Steering Committee and met in January 2014 at the Pedagogical University of Krakow to present and discuss their ongoing work in the field.
Months of correspondence and negotiations culminated in a high-level official visit by a delegation from the IHRA to Hungary and Poland, April 15-22, 2013. The delegation consisted of IHRA Canadian Chair, Dr. Mario Silva; Advisor to the IHRA, Dr. Steven T. Katz; and IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr. Kathrin Meyer.
For several years now the topic of the killing sites and mass graves in Eastern Europe, especially those resulting from the Holocaust, has been brought to the attention of public opinion, media and governments.