“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”
– Article 6 of the Stockholm Declaration

Aiming to share knowledge and best practices, the IHRA Committee on Holocaust Memorial Days organizes senior-level meetings with government representatives, policymakers, scholars, and representatives of civil society organizations. The Committee also holds roundtables on Holocaust Memorial Day programming for IHRA observer countries to help foster open discussion about the challenges and successes in organizing remembrance events and related educational processes.

Memorial museums are responsible for protecting the dignity of the victims from all forms of exploitation and to ensure, beyond conventional history lessons, that the interpretation of political events inspires critical, independent thinking about the past. The IHRA provides a forum for memorial and museum professionals to share best practices in the field of Holocaust remembrance, museology and museum pedagogy. Our experts also support developing or existing memorial museums to inspire appropriate forms of remembrance.

 

King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands reads the names of victims at Camp Westerbork. Courtesy of Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork. Sake Elzinga / Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork