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Slovakia commemorates Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence

On 9 September, 2019, Slovakia commemorates the "Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence". Established in 2000, the day marks the date in 1941 when the Slovak government...

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Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom

In 2019 and 2020, the Netherlands will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. One of the first events will take place on 31 August in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. T...

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What is Holocaust Distortion?

In the period 2018 – 2022, the IHRA’s experts and political representatives are focusing their efforts on countering Holocaust distortion and safeguarding the historical record. Distortion and denial...

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Ten new projects receive funding from the IHRA

IHRA Member Countries have played an important role in ensuring that outright denial of the Holocaust – the notion that that the genocide of Europe’s Jews never happened – finds no place in mainstream...

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IHRA delegates visit Alderney, first case study in Safeguarding Sites project

On 12 July, Lord Eric Pickles, head of the UK delegation of IHRA, along with the deputy head, Sally Sealey, and Dr Gilly Carr, member of the UK delegation and chair of the new Safeguarding Sites...

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Genocide of the Sinti and Roma

On 2 August the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Georges Santer, joined the commemoration ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the extermination of the Roma and Sinti in the concentration camp of Auschwitz...

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Experts Advise on IHRA Safeguarding Sites Project

Sites associated with the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma play a crucial role in educating current and future generations about the history and causes of the Holocaust, and helping them to...

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Expert Workshop on Memory Laws

From 29 – 30 July, 2019, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) held an expert workshop as part of its project on the topic of Memory laws under its five-year priority theme...

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IHRA Chair visits “Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma” in Heidelberg

On 8 July, the IHRA Chair visited the “Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma”. He was accompanied by his assistant, Mr. Romain Butti, and received by Romani Rose, the President of...

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Luxembourg Parliament adopts resolution on Working Definition of Antisemitism

On 10 July, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted by 58 votes in favor (Christian Democrats, Liberals, Socialists, Green, Alternative Democratic Reform Party/ADR, Pirates) and 2 abstentions (The Left) a...

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