“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
A Czech version of the IHRA co-funded website www.romasintigenocide.eu is now online. The online resource constitutes the first comprehensive online teaching resource in Europe which focuses exclusively on the genocide of the Roma and Sinti. The website provides extensive background information for 13 countries, selected biographies of victims of persecution, and 70 worksheets on camps and special aspects of the genocide of the Roma.
The Neuberger’s 37th Annual Holocaust Education Week in Toronto, Canada reached an estimated 30,000 members of the general public, who took part in programming across the Greater Toronto Area.
A capacity audience of 1400 members of the public, along with government representatives, filled Adath Israel synagogue for the opening night. In conversation with broadcast journalist Caryn Lieberman, Niklas Frank - son of Hans Frank the notorious Governor General of Nazi-occupied Poland, revealed his candid and deeply personal thoughts on his father’s guilt and responsibility in the Holocaust.
Researchers are often faced with the challenge that historical sources are dispersed throughout various archives, collections, museums and memorials. Complementary data and information are grouped and catalogued following the logic of the individual institutions, and not necessarily with other institutions' collections or with potential users and researchers in mind.
At the IHRA Plenary Meetings, which took place in Bern from 27 - 30 November 2017, the founders of the Network War Collections – Netwerk Oorlongsbronnen from the Netherlands were invited to talk to IHRA delegates about how they are seeking to address this challenge by bringing archival material together in one digital space, creating a basic thesaurus and providing context - an initiative relevant to IHRA's goal to ensure access to documents bearing on the Holocaust.