Member country since: 2004
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Ambassador Michael Suhr (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of the Danish Delegation to the IHRA
Cecilie Stokholm Banke (Danish Institute for International Studies) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Anders Jerichow (Humanity in Action) – Education Working Group
Otto Rühl (Danish Institute for International Studies) – Education Working Group
Anders Broholm Andersen (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group
Christian Vollmond (Ministry of Education) – Education Working Group
Nis Gellert (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Academic Working Group
Janus Møller Jensen (Danish Jewish Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Christian Axboe Nielsen (School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University) – Academic Working Group
The last decade of IHRA membership has brought about two main developments in Denmark. Firstly, civil society organizations have become increasingly involved in organizing activities related to the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ‘Auschwitz Day’, as well as to other historical events. This increased participation signals that keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive is not only an obligation for states, but also for civil society. Secondly, IHRA membership has helped keep a political focus on the importance of bringing the Holocaust, as well as related issues of antisemitism, discrimination and other forms of intolerance, into the classroom.
Denmark issued a statement to the IHRA membership clarifying their position on the working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination.