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Austria Commemorates Victims of National Socialism

5 May 2010 marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp complex. It was on 5 May 1945 when American troops put an end to the atrocities that had taken place in...

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The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme: Educational Update

The Holocaust and The United Nations Outreach Programme is celebrating the success of two youth-focused initiatives using 'Twitter' and video-conferencing technologies. In observance of Yom Ha...

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Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück Camps

A series of commemorative events have been taking place over the weekend to mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camps in April...

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ITF Chair commemorates Yom Ha Shoah

Marking Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2010, Mr. Dan Tichon this morning laid a wreath on behalf of the ITF's Israeli Chairmanship at an official wreath-laying...

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Council of Europe Workshops for Teaching Remembrance

The Council of Europe's Pestalozzi Programme is offering several workshops related to education and remembrance of the Holocaust in member states. The general aim of the training activities of the...

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UN turns to social media to raise awareness about Holocaust

On 29 March 2010, the United Nations launched a Twitter campaign for students in memory of Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who died in the Holocaust 65 years ago but whose wartime diary has endured...

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"A French Memory, 1939-1946"

The persecution of the Roma in France from 1939-1946 Throughout 2010, the Shoah Memorial in Paris, in partnership with the Resource Center for Fnasat-gens du voyage, will be offering a series of...

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Hungary Criminalizes Holocaust Denial

President of Hungary Laszlo Solyom has signed a law making Holocaust denial a crime. Starting in April 2010, denying or trivializing the Holocaust will be punishable by up to three years in prison....

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Handover of the ITF Chairmanship by Norway to Israel

In a ceremony at the Norwegian embassy in Berlin on Thurday, 4 March 2010, Ambassador Tom Vraalsen of Norway officially handed over the chairmanship of the ITF to Chairman Dan Tichon of Israel.

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Memorandum of Understanding between the ITF and the Council of Europe

Ambassador Tom Vraalsen, Chairman of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of...

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