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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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"The Lesson: Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in Europe" film screening and panel discussion

“The lessons of the Holocaust hold universal meaning, but they must speak to our current situation if they are to have an impact,” said IHRA Chair Michaela Küchler in her welcoming remarks. The Lesson...

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“We forgive, but we do not forget”: Commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Day of Deportation of Macedonian Jews

11 March marks the day 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to the death camp Treblinka in 1943. In commemoration, numerous events and activities were held throughout the Republic of North Macedonia...

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Luxembourg signs agreement on Outstanding Holocaust Asset Issues

On 27 January, Luxembourg signed an agreement  with the Jewish Consistory of Luxembourg (Consistoire Israélite de Luxembourg) on outstanding Holocaust asset issues. The signatories were the Prime...

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A year in review: Safeguarding Sites

Zoltán Tóth-Heinemann 
 
 In a year upended by a pandemic, how should one proceed with a project for which site visits, meetings and discussions with local stakeholders are critical? With most...

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