“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
IHRA's international research conference on education about the Holocaust took place at the PH Luzern University of Teacher Education from 15-16 February 2016.
15 Feburary marked the opening of the IHRA international research conference on education about the Holocaust, in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Read the 2015 Latvian, Norwegian and Swiss country reports on national Holocaust education, research and remembrance activities.
What do we really know about Holocaust education? On what basis can we plan for the future?
On 5 November IHRA's 31 member countries accepted Switzerland's candidacy for the chairmanship of the IHRA in 2017.
Switzerland is contributing to the preservation of the former extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with a donation of one million euros to the foundation responsible for the maintenance of the site.
Benno Bättig (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation
Bernard Wicht (Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education) – Deputy Head of Delegation
François Wisard (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation, Museums and Memorials Working Group
Monique Eckmann (HETS, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) – Education Working Group