“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 9 May the delegation of the Republic of Slovenia to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) issued a public statement condeming an incident of Holocaust denial in late April in a TV interview Sreda v sredo featuring Bernard Brščič, in which he denied the Holocaust.
The end of April 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of the largest deportations of Jews from Slovenian territory.
The National Education Institute, the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia recently organized a seminar on the history of Jews in Slovenia.
On 26 November 2013, a workshop on the use of audio-visual tools in the teaching of Holocaust took place in Maribor, Slovenia.
On 2 June 2013, the first Holocaust museum in Slovenia was opened in the Lendava Synagogue.
On 23 May 2013, the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor organised a literary-musical evening "Cintor," which took place in Maribor to commemorate the 69th anniversary of mass deportations of Jews from the Prekmurje region to concentration camps.
On 22 April 2013, the President of the Republic Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, planted a chestnut tree sapling donated by the Anne Frank House at the Arboretum Volčji Potok public park.
Božena Forštnarič Boroje (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Head of Delegation
Blanka Jamnišek (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Deputy Head of Delegation
Marjetka Bedrač (Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor) - Communication Working Group
Alenka Janko Spreizer (University of Primorska) - Academic Working Group
Beata Lazar (Director of Gallery-Museum Lendava) - Museums and Memorials Working Group
In 2000, Slovenia participated, at the highest level, in the Stockholm Conference and remains fully committed to upholding the Stockholm Declaration on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. On 1 December 2011, Slovenia became a full member of the IHRA, which resulted in an increased interest in the research on the Holocaust.