“We pledge to strengthen our efforts to promote education, remembrance and research about the Holocaust, both in those of our countries that have already done much and those that choose to join this effort.”
– Article 4 of the Stockholm Declaration
Each country’s relationship with its past is distinct, yet there are many common challenges that states face in their efforts to advance Holocaust education, research and remembrance. The IHRA provides a critical forum for its member countries to communicate about their specific national experiences and to work together with counterparts to develop international best practices which are sensitive to national contexts.
These practices, relating to commemorative events, preservation of sites, teaching, archival access and other key topics, enable each country to benefit from the experiences of others. Once practices are implemented, member countries continue to report to their IHRA peers as part each country’s ongoing obligation to meet the commitments enshrined in the Stockholm Declaration.