Head of German Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 1998
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Mareike Geipel (Federal Foreign Office, Germany) - Deputy Head of Delegation
Christoph Heubner (International Auschwitz Committee) – Education Working Group
Werner Karg (Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture) – Education Working Group
Thomas Lutz (Topography of Terror) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Oliver von Mengersen (Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti und Roma) – Academic Working Group
Juliane Wetzel (Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin) – Academic Working Group
Frederik Schetter (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) – Education Working Group
Hanna Liever (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Adam Kerpel-Fronius (Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Karola Fings (Forschungsstelle Antiziganismus - Universität Heidelberg) – Academic Working Group
The German IHRA membership has fostered the cooperation and efforts of the numerous and diverse institutions focused on Holocaust remembrance, research and education throughout Germany. The vast number of memorials that have emerged since the Stockholm Declaration form part of Germany’s remembrance culture and provide an important basis for debates on its Nazi past. The most important outcome of Germany’s IHRA membership is the dialogue with colleagues from other countries, which has led to the realization of a variety of bilateral and multilateral projects.
More information about the 2020/2021 German IHRA Presidency can be found at https://ihra2020.diplo.de/ihra-en
Read recent speeches given during the German IHRA Presidency here.
The German delegation is pleased by the widespread support of the recently adopted working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination in Germany by diverse stakeholders, including the German Federal Cabinet, businesses, and a variety of civil society organizations. More information on examples of endorsements (in German) can be found here.
Download the 2019 Germany country report (the content of the report is the responsibility of the reporting country).