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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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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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