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The IHRA condemns recent antisemitic violence and hate speech, advances education on the genocide of the Roma, and counters Holocaust distortion at Athens Plenary

ATHENS, 10.06.2021 – The IHRA has successfully concluded its first plenary meetings under the Greek Presidency, guided by the priorities of advancing Holocaust education and countering Holocaust...

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IHRA delegate Werner Dreier honored with national award

Werner Dreier, who has been a member of the Austrian delegation to the IHRA since 2001, received a prestigious Austrian national award for his long-lasting and influential work in education about the...

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Why do we need to safeguard sites?

by Safeguarding Sites Project Chair Gilly Carr
 
 The answer to the question of why we need to safeguard sites is something that we might feel instinctively, as something self-evident and obvious...

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2021 IHRA Grant Projects

The seven excellent initiatives selected as 2021 IHRA Grant Projects represent innovative approaches to countering distortion and safeguarding the record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma...

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Why is it important to have open access to Holocaust archives?

More than 75 years after the end of the Second World War, it remains difficult to locate and gain access to documentation related to the Holocaust. But ensuring full and open access to Holocaust...

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Holocaust denial laws: effective tool or Trojan horse? 

Why the IHRA is leading research into regulations outlawing denial of the Holocaust, by Project Chair Robert Williams.  
 
 By the late 1980s, as the world grew more aware of the Holocaust and its...

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Trans-Atlantic Dialogues: Holocaust educators discuss challenges and solutions

On March 18, the second in a series of webinars on Holocaust education was held by the US Department of State, with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The webinar was hosted by United States...

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Austria adopts working definition of antigypsyism / anti-Roma discrimination

One day before International Roma Day 2021, the Council of Ministers in Austria sent an important signal by adopting the working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination developed by the...

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Greece takes over the IHRA Presidency from Germany

Today, 1 April, the IHRA Presidency will be handed over from Germany to Greece. This means that the outgoing Chair, Ambassador Michaela Küchler, will take on a supportive role as a member of the...

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Germany adopts the working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Today, Germany’s Federal Cabinet adopted the IHRA’s non‑binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti‑Roma discrimination, making Germany the first country to do so at the national level. The import...

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