“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 25 April 2017 the Austrian Government adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.
On 26 January the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, will address the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On 3 December 2017, upon invitation of the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Head of the Austrian Delegation to the IHRA, Ambassador Michael Baier, participated in the Seminar’s Session 564 “Learning from the Past: Promoting Pluralism and Countering Extremism” where he introduced the IHRA and its outreach to non-IHRA countries.
The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Center (SACC) opened its first office in Vienna with the attendance of over 70 security experts from 28 Jewish communities in Europe.
IHRA delegate Martina Maschke has been awarded the highest decoration of the Federation of Austrian Jewish Communities for her engagement and success in developing and advancing Holocaust education in Austria.
Ambassador Michael Baier, Head of the Austrian Delegation to the IHRA, explains about the OSCE meeting on antisemitism held in Berlin on Monday 19 June.
Following the third Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Prevention, Salzburg Global has compiled information on Holocaust education in non-IHRA countries. The information is available on a dedicated section of the Salzburg Global website.