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New article on usable pasts by IHRA Honorary Chairman Yehuda Bauer

“Distortion of the past rests on a combination of truth and invention,” says IHRA’s Honorary Chairman, Yehuda Bauer, in a recently published article. This article, which was published in the Israel...

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5 things to know about the IHRA Grant program

For over ten years, the IHRA’s Grant program has funded projects that further the causes of Holocaust education, research and remembrance. And now, the 2021 grant call is officially open.
 
 This...

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations in Romania

9 October marks the day that deportations of Romanian Jews to Trandsniestria began in 1941. Today, it represents the date of National Holocaust Remembrance Day in Romania. Established by Government...

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The IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopt working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination

Following years of consultations and negotiations, the IHRA's 34 Member Countries adopted a non-legally binding working definition of antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination on 8 October 2020 during an...

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Finland Supreme Court bans Neo-Nazi group

Following a series of court battles that began in 2017, the Supreme Court of Finland ruled this week to uphold a ban on the neo-Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (PVL). This makes Finland, who has...

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Kindertransport: Remembering & Rethinking Podcast

This week, the Hollywood press announced that Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to bring the story of the Kindertransport to a mass global audience when he stars in a forthcoming biopic about Sir Nicholas...

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Commemoration events for Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

On 9 September 2020, Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Established in 2000 by the Slovak Parliament, the day marks the date in 1941 when the...

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Statement by Austrian delegation on antisemitic attack in Graz

"We are shocked and saddened to hear of the violent attack on Jewish community leader Elie Rosen in Graz this weekend,” say co-heads of the Austrian delegation to the IHRA, Thomas Michael Baier and...

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Identifying and recognizing Holocaust denial and distortion

In recent years, there has been a marked rise in Holocaust denial and distortion, both online and off. The Global Task Force Against Holocaust Distortion, as initiated by the German Presidency of the...

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Digital Platform Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries

During the Holocaust, Jewish cemeteries across Europe were desecrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in an attempt to erase Jewish culture. Some of these spaces, central to Jewish religious life...

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