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Handbook on Memory Laws: A necessary tool for safeguarding the memory of the Holocaust

How a forthcoming IHRA Handbook on Holocaust denial and distortion laws will aid in the understanding and application of these laws, by Michael Newman
 
 On 27 January 2000, the 55th anniversary of...

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In Memoriam: Ambassador Tom Vraalsen

Ambassador Tom Vraalsen, IHRA Chair during the Norwegian Presidency 2009-2010, passed away on 13 September 2021 at the age of 85. 
 
 Educated at Aarhus University in Denmark, Tom Vraalsen joined the...

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Why are networks important for archival research?

The Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections IHRA Project, which helps further open access to Holocaust-related materials, has made building partnerships and strengthening networks central to its...

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Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence

On 9 September 2021, Slovakia commemorated 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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IHRA Delegation visits Mauthausen-Gusen and Gunskirchen former concentration camps

The Safeguarding Sites Project aims to visit five sites over the course of five years to gain insight on best practice for site management and preservation of sites of the Holocaust and genocide of...

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Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

In just a few months of summer and autumn of 1941, Lithuanian Jewish communities were almost completely destroyed by the Nazis and their local collaborators. 
 
 This year, the national project "The...

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Call for entries: Simon Wiesenthal Prize for civic engagement to combat antisemitism and promote Holocaust education

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize initiated by National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka and resolved by the National Council, which will be awarded annually, was announced today in Parliament at the...

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Commemoration events for Roma Genocide Remembrance Day 2021

On 2 August, Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, we remember the night when thousands of Roma women, men and children were murdered by the SS during the "liquidation" of the so-called "family camp" for...

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Eight recommendations to safeguard sites presented to Alderney community

From 7–9 July 2021, Alderney's President William Tate hosted a delegation comprising Lord Eric Pickles, UK Head of Delegation to the IHRA; Dr Gilly Carr, Channel Islands representative to the IHRA...

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Former IHRA Chair and delegates take part in Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism

The 7th Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, held virtually and in person in Jerusalem from 14–15 July 2021, saw interventions by former IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler, as well as a number of...

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