“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The conference «Memory and Learning in a Changing World» was held at the Falstad Centre in Norway, 15-17 September.
The conference "Crossing Borders" is taking place at the Falstad Centre in Norway from September 4 - 6 2013.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened on 19 April 2013 on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
Roald Naess (Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief) – Head of Delegation
Guri Hjeltnes (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Geir Løkken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Arne Fogt Bergby (Ministry of Education and Research) - Education Working Group
Benjamin Geissert (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) – Education Working Group
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg apologized for the role that Norway played in deporting Norwegian Jews during his speech marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January.
Norway became a member of IHRA (formerly the ITF) in 2003 and served as Chair in 2009.
The last two decades have represented a shift of political, social and cultural consciousness towards the Holocaust in Norway. This has been reflected through a diversity of educational, research and remembrance activities throughout the country – first and foremost at the Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, the Falstad Centre, The Archive Foundation, The North Sea Traffic Museum and the Jewish Museums of Oslo and Trondheim.
On Monday, 26 November 2012, Norway commemorated the first deportation from Oslo harbor of 532 Jews to Auschwitz 70 years ago.