IHRA Chair's Statement: It was with great concern and disappointment that I learned of an exposition of Holocaust denial cartoons in Teheran following a competition sponsored by two Iranian cultural organizations, as part of the Cartoon Biennale.
The Forgotten Voices Conference, organised by the European Roma and Travellers Forum in cooperation with the Council of Europe took place from Wednesday 6 to Thursday 7 April 2016 in the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, Romania.
On 6 April 2016 the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, met Ambassadors of the IHRA’s member and observer countries in Bucharest to mark the start of Romania’s Chairmanship and to present the Romanian priorities.
"Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators? The Neutral Countries and the Shoah" is the second volume in the IHRA publication series and offers a trans-national, comparative perspective on the varied reactions of the neutral countries to the Nazi persecution and murder of the European Jews.
On 3 March, the IHRA Chair attended meetings in the Vatican, accompanied by the IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr Kathrin Meyer, the Advisor to the IHRA, Professor Steven Katz, and by the Head of the Romanian Delegation to the IHRA, Ambassador Razvan Rusu.