Germany

Michaela Küchler

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

Miriam Zadoff (NS Dokumentationszentrum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Andrea Löw (Leibnitz Institut for Contemporary History) – 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).

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