Ambassador Juraj Priputen

Head of the Slovakian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2005

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 9 September (Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and Racial Violence)

Miriam Joklova (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs), Communication Working Group – Deputy Head of Delegation

Jan Hero (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group

Jan Hlavinka (Slovak Academy of Sciences) – Academic Working Group

Martin Korčok (Museum of Jewish Culture) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Stanislava Šikulová (Museum of Jewish Culture) – Education Working Group

Michal Vaněk (Museum of Jewish Culture) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

IHRA membership has given the Holocaust-related agenda in Slovakia an international dimension, with the truly positive impact of creating new networks and new activities such as a recent project on the genocide of the Roma (with IHRA financial support). Working within the IHRA means working with people whose expertise and experience inspire activities and initiatives at a national level.

Furthermore, IHRA membership helps to ensure that Holocaust education and remembrance remain important topics in public discourse and on a political level. The most important moment in recent years was the establishment of the first Slovak Holocaust Museum in the city of Sered, located on the authentic site of the former work and concentration camp, which opened in January 2016 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

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