Holocaust Memorial Days: Visit to Finland

An IHRA delegation including the Advisor to the IHRA, Prof. Steven Katz, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Kathrin Meyer, and the Project Assistant, Julana Bredtmann, participated in a program on Holocaust education and remembrance organized by the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki, Finland from 25 to 28 January. The visit is part of IHRA’s Multi-Year Work Plan project on Holocaust Memorial Days, which aims to foster Holocaust education, remembrance and research, promote the goals of the Stockholm declaration, and raise awareness about IHRA's work. The Finnish Head of Delegation expressed interest in working with the newly formed Steering Committee on Holocaust Memorial Days under the Belgium Chairmanship in 2012 and preliminary contacts were established. The Steering Committee followed up under the Canadian and the UK Chairmanship, leading to the visit in January 2015.

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