The IHRA produces reports on emerging issues relating to Holocaust education, research and remembrance.

A participant takes notes at the IHRA conference "Refugee Policies from 1933 until Today: Challenges and Responsibilities" in February 2017. NABIS Photographers.

IHRA Reflections on Terminology for Holocaust Comparison

Words matter.

When we seek to compare the Holocaust with other events in which mass atrocity crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes) were committed, we engage with comparative approaches. When we strive to shed light on aspects that intersect or parallel one another, our choice of terms can communicate respect and bring clarity, or they can offend and distort. In…


Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education and Remembrance

For decades, a significant amount of the documentation bearing on the Holocaust and its historical context has been scattered, endangered and in many cases made inaccessible. The Nazis, their allies and collaborators not only murdered Jews, Roma, political enemies and other victims; they also endeavored to destroy their culture. Therefore, each and every document pertaining to the life of…


Recognizing and Countering Holocaust Distortion: Recommendations for Policy and Decision Makers

Published in January 2021 in partnership with UNESCO, the IHRA's publication, "Recognizing and Countering Holocaust Distortion: Recommendations for Policy and Decision Makers," represents an important first step toward tackling this serious issue.

Learn more about the IHRA's Recommendations below.

Why should we counter Holocaust distortion?


Laws and Holocaust Denial Project: Preliminary Recommendations

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. 21 EU member countries have transposed the Framework Decision through specific…


Archival Access Project: Final Report

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. Part of this duty, as outlined in the Declaration’s seventh clause, is for all members to “share a commitment to throw light on the still…


As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941

Remembrance of the Holocaust often focuses on those who have suffered and perished in concentration camps, ghettos or on death marches. But the killing sites where mass shootings took place are still relatively unknown.The conference on killing sites “As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer–Fall 1941” took place at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM…


International Research Conference on Education about the Holocaust

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. It builds on IHRA’s Education Working Group (EWG) paper, “The Holocaust and other Genocides.” This earlier paper introduced educators to the…


Holocaust Memorial Days: Visit to Finland

An IHRA delegation including the Advisor to the IHRA, Prof. Steven Katz, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Kathrin Meyer, and the Project Assistant, 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 visit is part of IHRA’s…


Conference Report: Killing Sites - Remembrance and Research

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.