Czech Republic

A Place of Remembrance at Lety u Pisku

On 25 April, 2018, Martina Maschke, Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma visited Lety u Pisku to commend the Czech Government on the removal of a pig farm from the site of the...

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Museum of Romani Culture Organize Commemoration Ceremony for Roma Victims

On Sunday, 21 August, the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno organized the 2011 commemoration ceremony for Roma victims that were deported to Auschwitz II-Birkenau from Hodonín u Kunštátu, Czech...

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ITF Mourns the Death of Miloš Pojar

Miloš Pojar, former ITF Chair during the 2007 Czech Chairmanship, died in Prague on Monday at age 71. During his Chairmanship, Pojar successfully led the ITF through a period of many changes in the...

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Museum of Romani Culture in Brno to Hold Remembrance Ceremony

The Museum of Romani Culture in Brno, Czech Republic will commemorate the Roma and Sinti Genocide in a remembrance ceremony on 19 August 2012. The ceremony will take place in the area of the former...

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"Keeping The Memory Alive - Journeys through the Holocaust" International Poster Design Competition

The "Keeping The Memory Alive" Poster Design Competition is a joint project supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) between Yad Vashem (coordinators), in cooperation...

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Minister Zaorálek makes IHRA Czech Country Report Public

As a member of IHRA, the Czech Republic compiled a country report related to the fulfilment of its commitments arising from the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust. Th...

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A Workshop for Journalists: The Holocaust in Czech Media

On 9 March, the Prague Jewish Museum will hold a seminar for journalists in cooperation with IHRA and the USC Shoah foundation. Three thousand seven hundred and ninety two Czech and Moravian Jews...

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EHRI Fellowship Call 2016-2018

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and...

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Lety Pig Farm to be Removed

Czech Government approves a bill to close industrial pig farm on site of former concentration camp for Roma after decade-long protests.   During their Iasi Plenary Meetings from 7-10 November, the...

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Blog: Lety u Pisku

On 12 July an International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) delegation including the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, attended high level meetings in the Czech Republic to discuss...

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