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Safeguarding Access to Archives

For decades a significant amount of the documentation bearing on the Holocaust and its historical context has been scattered, endangered, and in many cases inaccessible. The International Holocaust...

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Newly Renovated Subotica/ Szabadka Synagogue Inaugurated by Hungarian Prime Minister and Serbian President

On 26 March 2018, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, jointly inaugurated the newly renovated synagogue in the city of Subotica/ Szabadka. Prime...

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Commemoration Events in Bulgaria

Over the course of March 2018 a series of events took place in Bulgaria to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, as well as the deaths of 11, 343 Jews from Aegian...

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Commemorative events in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The commemoration of 75 years since the deportation of 7,144 Jews to the death camp Treblinka in 1943 was marked by numerous events and activities in Skopje, Bitola and Shtip on 11 and 12 March 2018....

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Reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance in Australia

In 2017 Australia became a Liaison Country to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. We spoke to delegate Steven Cooke about Holocaust remembrance, Australia's unique contribution to the...

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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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