“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 5 May the government of Ireland helped launch a Holocaust education project for children.
Martina Feeney - (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) – Head of Delegation
Caroline Phelan (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Yvonne Altman O’Connor (Irish Jewish Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Sean O'Connell (Department of Foreign Affairs) - Communication Working Group
Carolyn Collins (Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland) – Communication Working Group
As a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ireland is committed to the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust (2000) and the implementation of national policies and programmes in support of Holocaust education, remembrance and research.
Ireland became a full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in December 2011. Prior to this Ireland was an observer country to the Alliance from December 2007, progressing to liaison country status in June 2009.
Dublin-based Holocaust survivor, Tomi Reichental, has been presented with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German Ambassador, Dr Eckhard Lubkemeier, on behalf of the German government.
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland organised an international conference on antisemitism and Holocaust denial which took place in Dublin on 18-19 November 2010. To listen to the podcast of the event click here.