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Digital commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Remembering the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is the responsibility not only of governments, but of societies as a whole.  
 
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The Wiener Holocaust Library launches "Testifying to the Truth" sharing eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, The Wiener Holocaust Library have launched their new digital resource, Testifying to the Truth. This database shares eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust, many...

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IHRA Chair speaks at B'nai B'rith commemoration event

“Remembrance plays a critical role in fighting the persistent forces of antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion. This is because remembrance ties us fundamentally to the facts, to what took...

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The IHRA, the United Nations and UNESCO commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Marking the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp by Soviet forces on 27 January 1945, International Holocaust Remembrance Day calls upon us all to reflect on...

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Austria presents National Strategy against Antisemitism

On 21 January 2021, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Federal Minister for European Affairs Karoline Edtstadler and the President of the Vienna Jewish Community Oskar Deutsch presented the Austrian...

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The IHRA partners with the European Commission, the UN and UNESCO to raise global awareness of how to counter Holocaust distortion

This month, the IHRA will launch three important international initiatives, essential pieces to furthering the IHRA’s work of raising awareness of Holocaust distortion on multiple fronts: 
 
 
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IHRA Grant recipient #FakeImages to open

Having been closed during Belgium's second lockdown, the memorial site, museum, and research center Kazerne Dossin is now preparing to open the doors to its brand new exhibition, #FakeImages.
 
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Italian government amends racial persecution and compensation laws

Important changes to the law governing how victims of racial persecution in Italy and their relatives could seek compensation were made on 30 December, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) a...

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EU Handbook for the practical use of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism published

Since the adoption of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism in 2016, this practical tool has been used to raise awareness of the various ways antisemitism can manifest itself, helping...

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Creating an online map of Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine

There are over 1500 Holocaust killing sites across Ukraine, scattered through the woods, villages and towns of the country, but many of these sites are not listed in existing catalogs, and are only...

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