News - Remembrance

An overview of remembrance and education in the OSCE region

This fifth edition of Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview of remembrance and education in the OSCE region provides information on when, where, and how OSCE participating States promote the...

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Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania launches a virtual tour of the Holocaust Memorial in Bucharest

The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania has recently posted on its website a virtual tour of the Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, located in...

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IHRA Chair, Ambassador Benno Bättig, travels to New York to remember Carl Lutz

In February 2018, IHRA Chair, Ambassador Benno Bättig, travelled to New York City to join the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, and Rabbi...

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Smaller Holocaust memorials - an often overlooked practice of remembrance

"It is a little known fact that in Switzerland more than 50 mainly smaller monuments recall the Shoah. While large memorials deal with the history of the Second World War and the Shoah in neighboring...

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Exhibition Opens at former Ladelund Concentration Camp

A new permanent exhibition has been opened on the site of a former concentration camp in Ladelund, North Friesland, near the Danish border. Between 1 November and 16 December 1944, 300 people died in...

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The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors

On 16 November, 2017, the acting IHRA Chair, François Wisard, presented the Swiss Chairmanship’s projects and the IHRA’s latest activities to ambassadors of IHRA Member Countries and others on the...

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Hungary honours Scottish Missionary

A special exhibition in honour of Scottish missionary Jane Haining was opened in the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest. Miss Haining, who grew up near Dumfries, served as Matron at the Scottish...

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Remembering the Victims in Romania

On 9 October 2017, Romania commemorates the victims of the Holocaust in Romania. The day signifies the beginning of the deportation of Jews to Transnistria in 1941 and each year Romanian institutions...

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Stolperstein laid in Nitra, Slovakia

On 25 September the first Stolperstein  - a stone to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust - will be laid in the Slovak town of Nitra. This event is organized by the European Forum of Wine Culture,...

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Strengthening Holocaust Remembrance in Portugal

On 19 September, 2017, the Portuguese Ministry of Education, through the Directorate General of Education, and the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of...

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