Norway

Aud Marit Wiig

Head of the Norwegian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2003

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Guri Hjeltnes (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Geir Løkken (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Deputy Head of Delegation

Arne Fogt Bergby (Ministry of Education and Research) - Education Working Group

Jakob Bergvik Aure (Ministry of Education and Research) - Education Working Group

Benjamin Geissert (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) – Education Working Group

Jørgen Haavardsholm (Ministry of Education and Research) - Education Working Group

Sebastian Klein (Falstad Memorial and Human Rights Centre) – Education Working Group

Peder Nustad (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) – Education Working Group

Ellen Stensrud (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) - Academic Working Group

Carl Emil Vogt (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) - Academic Working Group

Ane Støen (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities) - Academic Working Group

Christian Wee (Falstad Memorial and Human Rights Centre) – Museums and Memorials Working Group


Over the last two decades, Norway has seen a marked reinforcement of political, social and cultural consciousness towards the Holocaust. The IHRA has proved an increasingly important meeting place for the exchange of theoretical, practical and aesthetic ideas on Holocaust research, education and memorialization.

Norway benefits through bilateral and transnational cooperation, as well as through the IHRA’s function as an arena for discussion and study of multiple practices, challenges and possibilities in research, education and memorialization of the Holocaust in different national contexts. The obligations enshrined in the Stockholm Declaration have been followed up on with the foundation of the ‘Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities’ in 2001 and among others, the Falstad Centre, the foundation ‘Arkivet’ in Kristiansand, the Jewish Museum in Trondheim and the Oslo Jewish Museum. 

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