Learn about Australia’s efforts to advance education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January

See a list of Australia's delegation members

Emily Roper (Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations, Geneva) – Head of Delegation

Raphael Janover-Rocha (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Avril Alba (University of Sydney) – Academic Working Group

Steven Cooke (Melbourne Holocaust Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group, Committee on the Genocide of the Roma

Donna-Lee Frieze (Deakin University) – Academic Working Group

Suzanne Hampel (Monash University) – Education Working Group

Andre Oboler (Online Hate Prevention Institute) – Academic Working Group (observer)

Pauline Rockman (Melbourne Holocaust Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group, Committee on the Genocide of the Roma

Suzanne Rutland (University of Sydney) – Education Working Group

Renee Arian (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Australia recently conducted one of the largest surveys of its kind on Holocaust knowledge and awareness.

The Gandel Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness in Australia Survey, commissioned by the Gandel Foundation, was undertaken by a team of researchers at Deakin University, including IHRA delegates Steven Cooke (Museums and Memorials Working Group) and Donna-Lee Frieze (Academic Working Group).

Australia commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a virtual ceremony that illuminated the stories of survivors, alongside the voices of leaders within the wider community, to combat racism and discrimination and to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to be passed on to future generations.

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2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration

These 14 measures underpin the ultimate objective of the IHRA: to ensure the world remembers the Holocaust and works toward a world without genocide.