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Protocol Agreement Signed on Establishment of a Riga Ghetto Museum

On 2nd February 2010 the vice-mayor of Riga, Ainars Shlesers, and Chairman of the Jewish community organization „Shamir", Rabbi Menachem Barkahan, signed a protocol of intentions on the foundation...

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Visas For Freedom Exhibition goes to Israel

The "Visas for Freedom: Spanish diplomats and the Holocaust" exhibition sponsored by Casa Sefarad-Israel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain,  is to travel to Israel for the...

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Discover the Past for the Future: A study on the role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU

At a Ministerial Conference held in Auschwitz from 26-28 January, the FRA released the findings of the first ever EU-wide study on the role of historical sites and museums in teaching about the...

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Holocaust Remembrance and the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe, a Permanent Observer of the ITF, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010 with a commemorative ceremony in the forecourt of the Palais de l'Europe, Strasbourg. The...

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Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE Region - an overview of governmental practices

On International Holocaust Memorial Day, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) launched an updated edition of its publication Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE...

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New UNESCO publication explores Holocaust education in sub-Saharan Africa

  A new UNESCO publication, Combating Intolerance, Exclusion and Violence through Holocaust Education, is launched in time to mark UNESCO International Holocaust Day Message 2010 (January 27). The...

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Ten Years of the Stockholm Declaration

On Tuesday 26 January the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Living History Forum jointly held a symposium to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration on the...

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Protecting and Memorializing the Mass Graves of Holocaust Victims in Europe: A Call to Action by the American Jewish Committee

On 20 January 2010, the American Jewish Committee in Germany, in cooperation with an international coalition of partners, announced a call to action in support of the ongoing efforts to identify the...

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January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Look at Remembrance Events in IHRA’s Member Countries

What are IHRA member states doing to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th? *Update 1*: President Obama delivers remarkscommemorating the 65th anniversary of the...

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Its Evolvement in the Past and its Problems in the Present

by Academic Advisor, Prof. Dina Porat This presentation follows the evolution of HMD in Israel and among Jewish communities abroad during post-war years, and pinpoints the reasons for HMD becoming...

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