Head of the Swedish Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 1998
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Eva Fried (Living History Forum) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Ida Al Fakir (Stockholm University) – Academic Working Group
Stefan Andersson (Living History Forum) – Education Working Group
Katherine Hauptman (Swedish History Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Ingrid Lomfors (Living History Forum)
Caroline Källner (Living History Forum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Oscar Osterberg (Living History Forum) – Academic Working Group
Johan Rahm (Living History Forum)
The starting point for the working group which formed the basis of the IHRA was the quotation ‘Tell Ye Your Children’. This quotation inspired a book on the history of the Holocaust which has become one of the most widely published books in Sweden.
Another significant national response was the creation of a governmental authority, the ‘Living History Forum’, which contributed to the reformation of the national history teaching curricula for grades 7–9 and in high schools, emphasizing the importance of teaching about the Holocaust. The ‘Living History Forum’ has also fostered widespread national awareness of the commemoration of 27 January.