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International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Norway

The official national ceremony in Norway is held at the quayside from where the Jews living in Norway were brutally forced on board ships for deportation at the harbour in Oslo, in 1942. This happened...

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Thirty-five countries adopt IHRA Ministerial Declaration

A world that remembers the Holocaust. A world without genocide
 
 On Sunday evening, ministers and representatives of 35 countries gathered in Brussels to reaffirm their commitment to this vision with...

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IHRA 2020 Ministerial Declaration

As we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of German Nazi concentration and extermination camps and other sites of persecution and murder, we, the High Governmental Representatives of the...

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Chelsea Football Club adopts working definition of antisemitism

Chelsea FC have announced that the club will officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, becoming the first sports team in the world to...

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AJR unveils blue plaque in honor of Otto M. Schiff

Otto M. Schiff C.B.E., the founder, chair and director of the Jewish Refugees Committee (JRC), was honored yesterday when a blue plaque was unveiled at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London. Woburn...

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A growing IHRA Plenary adopts new recommendations

“The new recommendations show that the IHRA isn't just about talking and sharing best practices – but also about finding practical solutions to challenges in teaching and learning about the Holocaust...

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Sousa Mendes exhibition opens in Luxembourg City


 I could not have acted otherwise, and I therefore accept all that has befallen me with love.
 
 
 The sentiment of these words, spoken by Aristides de Sousa Mendes towards the end of his life, is...

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Applications open for design of new memorial at Lety u Pisku

On the site of the former concentration camp for Roma in Lety, where a pig farm stood until 2018, a memorial shall be opened in 2023. IHRA and its Committee on the Genocide of the Roma cooperated with...

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IHRA Executive Secretary receives honor from Bulgaria

At a ceremony at the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin on 27 November, IHRA Executive Secretary Dr. Kathrin Meyer was presented with an official certificate of honor by Her Excellency Elena Shekerletova...

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Empowering teachers with new IHRA Recommendations

 “I wish I had had these recommendations when I started teaching about the Holocaust!”, says Andrea Szőnyi enthusiastically, as the forthcoming IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the...

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