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IHRA Delegation visits Mauthausen-Gusen and Gunskirchen former concentration camps

The Safeguarding Sites Project aims to visit five sites over the course of five years to gain insight on best practice for site management and preservation of sites of the Holocaust and genocide of...

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Call for entries: Simon Wiesenthal Prize for civic engagement to combat antisemitism and promote Holocaust education

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize initiated by National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka and resolved by the National Council, which will be awarded annually, was announced today in Parliament at the...

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Summary: Why, What, and How to Teach about the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and murder of Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. A continent-wide genocide, it destroyed not only...

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Commemoration events for Roma Genocide Remembrance Day 2021

On 2 August, Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, we remember the night when thousands of Roma women, men and children were murdered by the SS during the "liquidation" of the so-called "family camp" for...

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IHRA delegate Werner Dreier honored with national award

Werner Dreier, who has been a member of the Austrian delegation to the IHRA since 2001, received a prestigious Austrian national award for his long-lasting and influential work in education about the...

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Austria adopts working definition of antigypsyism / anti-Roma discrimination

One day before International Roma Day 2021, the Council of Ministers in Austria sent an important signal by adopting the working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination developed by the...

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"Etty's Decision" - Secret Letters from the Westerbork Concentration Camp

Online theatre evening and studio discussion with actress Bettina Buchholz, director Johannes Neuhauser and theologian Helmut Außerwöger on the letters of the Dutch Jewess Etty Hillesum. 
 
 Etty...

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"The Illegals" - Cinemathek Jerusalem presents newly restored version by Meyer Levin

On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2021, Cinemathek Jerusalem is cooperating with various festivals and film initiatives to make the restored version of Meyer...

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School in the Gau Tirol-Vorarlberg

Lecture with the historian Dr Horst Schreiber (University of Innsbruck). 
 
 In 2005, the United Nations established 27 January, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, as...

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Webinar on the Auschwitz labour and extermination camp and on anti-Semitism prevention

Webinar on International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 27.01.2021
 On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day,...

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