“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
IHRA’s project on killing sites is dedicated to research, commemoration and preservation of places where mass shootings took place. The project aims to raise awareness of this centrally important aspect of the Holocaust and to facilitate bringing together the organizations and individuals dealing with the subject.
First-person survivor testimony has been an integral part of Holocaust education since its inception. We are now faced with the necessity of teaching the Holocaust without survivors and other first-person eyewitnesses, which has already become a reality in many parts of the educational world in most, if not all countries. Fortunately, there are large collections of oral histories that are readily available for classroom use in whole or in part.
Membership and Application Procedure
The IHRA consists of representatives of governments. Delegations are chaired by Ambassadors or officials of a senior rank. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are part of the delegations as experts. Experts are nominated by their country to serve on their national delegation to the IHRA.
Since its inception in 1998, the IHRA has come a long way. Its history is outlined below in the Timeline.
The members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance are committed to the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, which reads as follows:
Welcome to the Media Room, a communications resource about the IHRA that provides a directory of experts, an archive of all news articles, copies of statements and speeches, Memoranda of Understanding with IHRA’s permanent international partners, and image galleries.
Program and Communication Officer
The Academic Working Group convenes an international body of scholars to focus on international cooperation with respect to research and scholarship in the fields of Holocaust studies.
As the Stockholm Declaration states, “We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust. We will take all necessary steps to facilitate the opening of archives in order to ensure that all documents bearing on the Holocaust are available to researchers.”
Key achievements of the AWG include:
The Memorials and Museums Working Group brings together experts from across member countries to mobilize support and expertise for Holocaust memorialization.
As stated in the Stockholm Declaration, “We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”
Key achievements of the MMWG include:
The Education Working Group brings together experts in Holocaust education from around the world to provide expertise, advice, and recommendations about education.
As the Stockholm Declaration states, “We share a commitment to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. We will promote education about the Holocaust in our schools and universities, in our communities and encourage it in other institutions.”