Head of the Dutch Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 1999
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Kees van Baar (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Marc van Berkel (University of Applied Sciences Nijmegen) – Education Working Group
Annemiek Gringold-Martinot (Hollandsche Schouwburg) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Jurmet Huitema-de Waal (Anne Frank House) – Education Working Group
Floris van Dijk (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Niels Weitkamp (National 4 and 5 May Committee) – Communication Working Group
Annemiek Gingold-Martinot (Jewish Historical Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
IHRA membership has, without a doubt, influenced policymaking, and remembrance of, research on and education about the Holocaust in the Netherlands. International projects and exhibitions between Dutch museums and research institutions have emerged, a virtual reality educational tool was developed and researched, and contributions were made to the redesign of the site of former German Nazi-concentration camp Sobibór.
Under the Dutch Chairmanship of the IHRA, reports by member countries were established. Furthermore, a multi-lingual digital exhibition on the genocide of the Sinti and Roma was launched, a Masters program on the Holocaust was developed, and in 2010 two academic centers merged to become the NIOD, Institute for War, Genocide and Holocaust Studies.