IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding Planned Holocaust Denial Competition in Iran

IHRA Chair's Statement regarding the planned Holocaust Denial Competition in Iran:
 
 As in previous years, IHRA’s 31 member countries stand united in their condemnation of the planned 2016 Holocaust denial cartoon competition in Iran.
 
 IHRA strongly believes that it is the responsibility of the international community to uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it.
 
 This principle is enshrined in IHRA’s founding document, the Stockholm Declaration, and in its Working Definition of Holocaust Distortion and Denial. It must remain clear that Holocaust denial is a...

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Honorary Chairman Statement on the Refugee Crisis

IHRA Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, has issued the following statement: "The current refugee crisis, which has led to a tremendous number of refugees arriving in Europe, will undoubtedly affect the work of IHRA.
 
 IHRA deals with preserving the memory of the Holocaust as well as with its academic and educational impact for the current situation.
 
 As the IHRA Working Group and Committee Chairs said in their statement of 9 September, the present refugee crisis is notably different from the persecution of the Jews and other victims before, during, and after the Holocaust...

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Working Group and Committee Chair Statement on the Refugee Crisis

9 September, 2015. In response to the extraordinary nature of the current refugee crisis, we, the Chairs of the Working Groups and Committees of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), issue the following statement:
 
 As expert delegates of the IHRA, we are profoundly concerned about the plight of the refugees fleeing war-torn countries. The circumstances surrounding the current refugee situation are notably different from the persecution of Jews and other victims before, during and after the Holocaust; nonetheless, there are parallels between the treatment of refugees then...

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IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding Planned Holocaust Denial Competition in Iran

IHRA Chair's Statement regarding the planned Holocaust Denial Competition in Iran: IHRA’s 31 member countries stand united in their efforts to uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it.
 
 This principle is enshrined in IHRA’s founding document, the Stockholm Declaration, and in its Working Definition of Holocaust Distortion and Denial. It must remain clear that Holocaust denial is a form of antisemitism. Any attempt to claim that the Holocaust did not take place or to minimize or blur responsibility for the genocide is an attack on the memory of the victims and...

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IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings in Denmark

IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings in Denmark:
 
 As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and on behalf of all its members, I am deeply saddened by the fatal shootings which took place in Copenhagen on 14-15 February.
 
 It is with a heavy heart that I express my utter condemnation of these violent acts so soon after the horrific events which shook Paris last month. IHRA would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families of those killed in these hate crimes and to extend its full support to the Danish delegation to IHRA at this difficult time...

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Reaffirmation of the Stockholm Declaration

31 member countries, eight observer countries and seven Permanent International Partners reaffirm their commitment to the Stockholm Declaration to mark its 15th anniversary.
 
 If you would like to share the press release on social media, please use the following short link http://bit.ly/1DYa1U1 and do not forget to use the hashtag #stockholmdeclaration or to tag IHRA on Facebook!
 
 On the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the participating countries come together to reaffirm their commitment to the Stockholm Declaration through the following statement, in the knowledge that much great...

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IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings in Paris

IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings in Paris: As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and on behalf of all its members, I am deeply saddened by the fatal shootings which took place in Paris between 7-9 January.
 
 IHRA would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families of those killed in these hate crimes. IHRA firmly supports the French Delegation to IHRA at this difficult time.
 
 The Stockholm Declaration stresses the need for mutual understanding and justice and these horrific events underline the fact that the international community...

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IHRA Chair’s Statement Regarding IHRA Visit to Budapest on the “House of Fates” Project

Chair’s Statement Regarding IHRA Visit to Budapest on the “House of Fates” Project
 
 Last week IHRA Chair Sir Andrew Burns and the IHRA Executive Secretary joined a briefing with Rabbi Andrew Baker (American Jewish Committee), Dr Andras Heisler (President of Maszihisz), Professor György Haraszti (Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Research and Documentation Centre), and a number of international and Hungarian historians and experts to discuss the House of Fates project with its director Dr Maria Schmidt. 
 
  Dr Schmidt outlined the project which is intended to serve a...

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IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings at the Brussels Jewish Museum

IHRA Chair's Statement Regarding the Shootings at the Brussels Jewish Museum
 
 As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and on behalf of its members, I am deeply shocked by the fatal shootings at the Brussels Jewish Museum on 24 May, in which four people were killed.
 
 We strongly condemn this criminal act and would like to express our sincere sympathies to families of those killed as they mourn the loss of these victims.  IHRA offers its full support to the Belgian Delegation following this heinous crime.   
 
 This incident sadly illustrates the necessity of...

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IHRA Chair's Statement on Harper's Magazine Cover

IHRA Chair's Statement on Harper's Magazine Cover
 
 The Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) condemns Harper Magazine's use of Nazi symbolism on its February 2014 cover for a feature entitled "How Germany Reconquered Europe."  The inappropriate use of this imagery trivializes the Holocaust and the National Socialism period in an attempt to sensationalize a modern political issue.
 
 Cases such as this illustrate the necessity of IHRA's "Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion," which was adopted by IHRA's 31 member countries in October 2013.   

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