Learn about Germany’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 Germany's delegation members

Robert Klinke (Federal Foreign Office, Germany) – Head of Delegation

Mareike Geipel (Federal Foreign Office, Germany) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Christoph Heubner (International Auschwitz Committee) – Education Working Group

Juliane Wetzel (Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin) – Academic  Working Group

Frederik Schetter (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) – Education Working Group, Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity

Adam Kerpel-Fronius (Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) – Museums and Memorials Working Group, Safeguarding Sites Project

Karola Fings (Forschungsstelle Antiziganismus – Universität Heidelberg) – Academic  Working Group

Miriam Zadoff (NS Dokumentationszentrum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Andrea Löw (Leibnitz Institut for Contemporary History) – Education Working Group, Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity

Julana Bredtmann (Topographie des Terrors) – Museums and Memorials Working Group, Safeguarding Sites Project

The German IHRA membership has fostered the cooperation and efforts of the numerous and diverse institutions focused on Holocaust remembrance, research and education throughout Germany. The vast number of memorials that have emerged since the Stockholm Declaration form part of Germany’s remembrance culture and provide an important basis for debates on its Nazi past. The most important outcome of Germany’s IHRA membership is the dialogue with colleagues from other countries, which has led to the realization of a variety of bilateral and multilateral projects.

More information about the 2020/2021 German IHRA Presidency can be found at

Read recent speeches given during the German IHRA Presidency here.

The German delegation is pleased by the widespread support of the recently adopted working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination in Germany by diverse stakeholders, including the German Federal Cabinet, businesses, and a variety of civil society organizations. More information on examples of endorsements (in German) can be found here.

Recent news

17 Mar 2023 Time to read: 1 min

Overview of memorial museums in Germany builds network

This revised survey, created by the Gedenkstättenforum as a department of the Topography of Terror and originally co-funded by an IHRA Grant, strengthens networks of memorial museums which educate future generations about past atrocities.

Resources in German

Recommendations & Guidelines

IHRA-Leitlinien zur Identifizierung einschlägiger Dokumentation für Forschung, Bildung und Erinnerung in Bezug auf den Holocaust

Zweck dieser Leitlinien ist es, ein einheitliches Werkzeug zur Identifizierung einschlägiger Dokumentation für den Holocaust betreffende Forschung, Erinnerung und Bildung zur Verfügung zu stellen und somit Archive und andere Stellen dabei zu unterstützen, ihre Bestände zu überprüfen und den Zugang zu einschlägiger Dokumentation zu ermöglichen.

Working Definitions & Charters

Arbeitsdefinition von Antisemitismus

Im Geiste der Stockholmer Erklärung hat der Ausschuss für Antisemitismus und Holocaustleugnung das IHRA Plenum in Budapest 2015 aufgefordert, die nachstehende Arbeitsdefinition von Antisemitismus anzunehmen.