Remembrance

Digital commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Remembering the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is the responsibility not only of governments, but of societies as a whole.  
 
 On 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day...

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IHRA Chair speaks at B'nai B'rith commemoration event

“Remembrance plays a critical role in fighting the persistent forces of antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion. This is because remembrance ties us fundamentally to the facts, to what took...

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The IHRA, the United Nations and UNESCO commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Marking the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp by Soviet forces on 27 January 1945, International Holocaust Remembrance Day calls upon us all to reflect on...

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Italian government amends racial persecution and compensation laws

Important changes to the law governing how victims of racial persecution in Italy and their relatives could seek compensation were made on 30 December, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) a...

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Arolsen Archives: "Crowdsourcing is crowd wisdom at its best"

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant challenge to commemoration of the Holocaust. In response, the IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler has announced the German Presidency...

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Digital commemoration of the November Pogrom

This year, 9 November marks 82 years since the beginning of the November Pogrom.
 
 Over the course of two days in 1938, hundreds of synagogues were burned, Jewish homes and businesses ransacked, and...

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations in Romania

9 October marks the day that deportations of Romanian Jews to Trandsniestria began in 1941. Today, it represents the date of National Holocaust Remembrance Day in Romania. Established by Government...

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Kindertransport: Remembering & Rethinking Podcast

This week, the Hollywood press announced that Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to bring the story of the Kindertransport to a mass global audience when he stars in a forthcoming biopic about Sir Nicholas...

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Commemoration events for Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

On 9 September 2020, Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Established in 2000 by the Slovak Parliament, the day marks the date in 1941 when the...

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Roma Genocide Remembrance Day commemoration events – 2 August 2020

On the night of 2 August 1944, the “family camp” for Roma at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liquidated, and thousands of remaining men, women and children held there were gassed. Today, 2 August marks the...

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