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At a Ministerial Conference held in Auschwitz from 26-28 January, the FRA released the findings of the first ever EU-wide study on the role of historical sites and museums in teaching about the Holocaust and human rights.


On International Holocaust Memorial Day, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) launched an updated edition of its publication Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE Region - an overview of governmental practices. This publication contains information of governmental activities on Holocaust remembrance days and the mandates of these days.


On Tuesday 26 January the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Living History Forum jointly held a symposium to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust.


What are IHRA member states doing to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th?


On 20 January 2010, the American Jewish Committee in Germany, in cooperation with an international coalition of partners, announced a call to action in support of the ongoing efforts to identify the mass graves of Holocaust victims murdered in Eastern Europe by Father Patrick Desbois and the organization


As the Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF), I was shocked and outraged to hear of two recent arson attacks against the historic Etz Hayyim synagogue in Hania, Crete.


by Academic Advisor, Prof. Dina Porat

This presentation follows the evolution of HMD in Israel and among Jewish communities abroad during post-war years, and pinpoints the reasons for HMD becoming a national and an international day since the 1990s.


As the Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF), I am outraged that the infamous sign "Arbeit Macht Frei" over one of Auschwitz' main gates has been stolen. Having visited Auschwitz recently I can testify to the power of that sign. It bears witness to the unprecedented mass murder of over a million innocent civilians in Auschwitz-Birkenau during the Second World War. This horrible and shameful act of vandalism must be strongly condemned.


Rita Ottervik, the Mayor of Trondheim, Norway, gave a speech to the ITF on the occasion of the opening of the ITF Plenary session on 3 December 2009.