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An overview of remembrance and education in the OSCE region

This fifth edition of Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview of remembrance and education in the OSCE region provides information on when, where, and how OSCE participating States promote the...

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Source Alert: Amendment to Legislation in Poland threatens Holocaust Research

On 6 February, 2018, President Duda of Poland signed the amendment of the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance in to power. The IHRA Chair made a statement on the decision stating: “Over the...

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Switzerland and the Holocaust

Between 4 and 11 February 2018, the Mémorial de la Shoah in France organizes a series of events (conference, movies, testimonies) on Switzerland and the Holocaust, with the support of the Swiss...

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Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania launches a virtual tour of the Holocaust Memorial in Bucharest

The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania has recently posted on its website a virtual tour of the Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, located in...

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IHRA Chair, Ambassador Benno Bättig, travels to New York to remember Carl Lutz

In February 2018, IHRA Chair, Ambassador Benno Bättig, travelled to New York City to join the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, and Rabbi...

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Call for Papers: Urban Jewish Heritage - Presence and Absence

Call for Papers for Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage - Presence and Absence to be held from 3-7 September 2018 in Krakow, Poland as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Over the centuries...

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Network of War Collections in the Netherlands

Researchers are often faced with the challenge that historical sources are dispersed throughout various archives, collections, museums and memorials. Complementary data and information are grouped and...

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Meeting with Roma Representatives in Switzerland

On 28 November 2017, within the framework of the IHRA Plenary meeting in Bern, the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma hosted a discussion with eight organizations representing Roma in...

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Smaller Holocaust memorials - an often overlooked practice of remembrance

"It is a little known fact that in Switzerland more than 50 mainly smaller monuments recall the Shoah. While large memorials deal with the history of the Second World War and the Shoah in neighboring...

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Countering Distortion

On 30 November, 2017, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance successfully concluded its second bi-annual Plenary Meeting under the Swiss Chairmanship in Bern with the consensus adoption of...

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