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International Holocaust Memorial Day in St. Pölten

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, we want to remember those Jewish citizens of St. Pölten who were murdered by the National Socialists.
 
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Mahnwache in Villach

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, a vigil for the victims of National Socialism will take place in Villach.
 
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 27.01.2021 from 16:30 to 17:30 (Europe...

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The Portraitist - The Photographer Wilhelm Brasse Arrives at Auscchwitz in September 1940

Online film screening on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. Wilhelm Brasse was a prisoner in Auschwitz, he survived because the National Socialists...

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"We cried tearlessly" - Reading by Karl Markovics

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, we want to remember those Jewish citizens of St. Pölten who were murdered by the National Socialists.
 We invite the citizens...

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Friends of Yad Vashem in Austria online commemoration event

Join the Friends of Yad Vashem in Austria for an hour-long online event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January at 19.30.
 
 Following introductory remarks by Günther...

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Austria presents National Strategy against Antisemitism

On 21 January 2021, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Federal Minister for European Affairs Karoline Edtstadler and the President of the Vienna Jewish Community Oskar Deutsch presented the Austrian...

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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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Genocide of the Roma commemorated at Lackenbach

On Saturday 16 November, the annual commemoration of the Austrian Roma and Sinti murdered during the Nazi regime took place on the site of the former "gypsy camp" Lackenbach in Austria.
 
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IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust

Each IHRA Member Country is committed to encouraging the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. However, teaching about this complex and sensitive topic appropriately – and adapting it to the...

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IHRA Executive Secretary Statement on Vandalism of Holocaust Survivor Photo Exhibition in Vienna

"It is deeply upsetting to see photographs of Holocaust survivors vandalised in Vienna for the third time. The IHRA condemns this hateful act of antisemitism and contempt for the victims of Nazism. We...

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