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.
 
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 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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IHRA Chair Condemns Antisemitic Christmas Carol on Romanian State Television

IHRA Chair Condemns Antisemitic Christmas Carol on Romanian State Television
 
 On behalf of the 31 members of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the Canadian Chair of IHRA strongly condemns the recent broadcast of an antisemitic Christmas carol on Romanian state television.
 
 The lyrics promoting the Holocaust and violence against Jews are appalling and completely unacceptable.  The loss of tens of thousands of Romanian Jews and millions of others in the horror of the Holocaust is a painful history, which must be remembered with solemnity and respect. 
 
 This horrendous...

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IHRA Chair’s Statement Regarding the Proposed EU Regulation on Data

On behalf of the delegates of the 31 member countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), among them 24 members of the European Union, I would like to express my deep concern with the European Commission’s proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation.
 
 Ensuring open access to and the protection of Holocaust-era archival materials are at the heart of IHRA’s mission and are central to the commitments of 46 countries to the Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust of 2000.
 
 Although IHRA supports the European Commission’s efforts to ensure uniform protection of...

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IHRA Chair Condemns Antisemitic Imagery at the Aalst Carnival

The Belgian Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is deeply shocked by the parade of a fake Nazi railcar during the Aalst Carnival.
 
 The representation of the float with officers drinking champagne and stereotyping a Jewish victim is a despicable act insulting the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
 
 Especially during the year of the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, when Belgium has recognized the responsibility of the State in the deportation of the Jewish citizens by the Nazi occupiers and their collaborators, the Holocaust must...

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IHRA Chair’s Statement on the EU Incorporating International Holocaust Remembrance Day into its Official Calendar

As Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, I would like to express my appreciation for the European Union's placement of 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on its official calendar.
 
 Remembrance is at the core of IHRA's mandate, and the Stockholm Declaration commits all member countries "commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it."
 
 All 31 IHRA member countries, including the 23 that are also EU member states, reflect this commitment by holding annual national commemorations on 27 January.
 
 The IHRA's focus on...

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