Remembrance

Amersfoort 2020 digital commemoration event

On Sunday, 19 April 2020, an entirely virtual commemoration event took place in the Netherlands for the very first time. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Kamp Amersfoort...

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5 tips on hosting Holocaust commemorations online

Covid-19 is requiring many changes in the way we live and work. Amongst the danger and terrible effects of the global pandemic, many particularly significant commemorations are to take place in 2020...

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IHRA Chair Statement on Holocaust remembrance during pandemic

IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler says, "We know that the current COVID- 19 situation is posing a great challenge for people and institutions across the globe, including museums, educational...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated in Tallinn

A national commemoration ceremony was held on 27 January at the Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery in Estonia to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
 
 "History entails many tragic pages...

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Prime Minister of the Netherlands issues historic apology

On Sunday 26 January, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, apologized for the failure of officials in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during the Second World war to do more to prevent the deportation and...

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Commemorative Events in Republic of North Macedonia

On 27 January 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, in cooperation with the Academy of Science and Art and the Holocaust Memorial Center, organized a Commemorative...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Norway

The official national ceremony in Norway is held at the quayside from where the Jews living in Norway were brutally forced on board ships for deportation at the harbour in Oslo, in 1942. This happened...

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AJR unveils blue plaque in honor of Otto M. Schiff

Otto M. Schiff C.B.E., the founder, chair and director of the Jewish Refugees Committee (JRC), was honored yesterday when a blue plaque was unveiled at Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London. Woburn...

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Blue plaque unveiled in London in honor of Milein Cosman and Hans Keller

“This plaque commemorates the lives of two remarkable Jewish refugees who lived here. They both contributed not only to the local community but to the very fabric of British society,” said Frank...

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Romania commemorates National Holocaust Remembrance Day

On 9 October every year, Romania commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, by virtue of Government Decision 672 of 5 May 2004. The day signifies the beginning of the deportation of Romanian Jews to...

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