“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
2 July, Berlin. The German Parliament passed a law that requires social media platforms to remove material with obviously illegal content and fake defamatory “news” or be subjected to heavy fines, reportedly of up to $56 million. Under the measure passed by the parliament, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube must remove material with obviously illegal content and fake defamatory “news” within 24 hours of it having been reported. Previously, illegal material did not have to be removed after being reported.
A project by young journalists in Germany to tell the story of the Holocaust to young Snapchat users has been awarded a prestigious journalism award, the Henri Nannen Prize, in addition to the European Digital Media Award and the Axel Springer Prize.
BERLIN, 2 March 2017 - On 7 March 2017, Switzerland assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Historian Sybille Steinbacher will take on Germany's first dedicated professorship for the "Study of the History and the Consequences of the Holocaust."
How does combining history learning and human rights education facilitate the further development of these approaches and the empowerment of learners? And what would such a combination look like in educational practice?
Under the patronage of the former Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and the former German President Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog, the Leuphana University of Lüneburg awards the Hosenfeld/Szpilman Prize for the seventh time, donated by the foundation Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ).
The educational project, "Young Muslims in Auschwitz", run by "Offene Jugendarbeit" in Duisburg, Germany, seeks to engage German Muslim teens in dialogue about history, antisemitism, and stereotypes through a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum.
To mark 2 August, the day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide of the Sinti and Roma, we spoke to Chair of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, Romani Rose, to discuss what the day means to the Sinti and Roma community, and what the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance can do to support these commemorative efforts.
On 13 July, International Tracing Service Director Floriane Hohenberg gave a public lecture about the current refugee situation in Europe and the role of the ITS in raising awareness regarding issues such as war and persecution.