Denmark

Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke

Head of the Danish Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2004

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Benedicte Kieler (Ministry of Education) - Deputy Head of Delegation, Education Working Group

Anders Jerichow (Humanity in Action) - Education Working Group

Tomas Konigsfel (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Janne Laursen (Danish Jewish Museum) - Museums and Memorials Working Group

Otto Rühl (Danish Institute for International Studies) - Education Working Group


The last decade of IHRA membership has brought about two main developments in Denmark. Firstly, civil society organizations have become increasingly involved in organizing activities related to the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ‘Auschwitz Day’, as well as to other historical events. This increased participation signals that keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive is not only an obligation for states, but also for civil society. Secondly, IHRA membership has helped keep a political focus on the importance of bringing the Holocaust, as well as related  issues of antisemitism, discrimination and other forms of intolerance, into the classroom.

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