Chair Expresses Abhorrence at the Intention of Neo-Nazis to Demonstrate in the Old Jewish Quarter of Prague on November 10

Final – approved 30 October, 2007 
 
 The Chair of the ITF (now IHRA), on behalf of the members of the ITF, expresses his abhorrence at the intention of neo-Nazis to demonstrate in the old Jewish Quarter of Prague on November 10, the anniversary of the „Kristallnacht“ Pogrom perpetrated by Nazi Germany in 1938. The Nazi regime and its actions have justifiably come to represent absolute evil, and any pro-Nazi demonstration must be seen as an expression of identification with that abhorrent regime and as an attempt to return Nazism to this world. The Chair and the ITF condemn all efforts to...

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Chair's Declaration on Teaching About the Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

Final – approved June 13, 2007 
 
 Chair’s Declaration on Teaching about the Genocide of the Roma and Sinti 
 
 The Chair draws the attention of member countries of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research tothe importance of supporting projects and of strengthening education on the fate of the Roma and Sinti during World War II. 
 
 The Holocaust Task Force, in accordance with the 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust, focuses its activities on the Holocaust or Shoah, i.e. the genocide of the Jews perpetrated by the Nazis and their...

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Declaration About Iranian President's Statements on the Holocaust

DECLARATION ABOUT IRANIAN PRESIDENT’S STATEMENTS ON THE HOLOCAUST 
 
 The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (formerly ITF, now IHRA), which consists of delegations from 24 governments, has released the following statement through its Chair: 
 
 “At the recent meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Iranian President, Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared that there is a need for an expert commission to examine the claim that there was what is known as the Holocaust (Shoah - the genocide of the Jews at the hands of Nazi...

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Task Force Chair Rejects Remarks by Iranian President

International Task Force Chair Rejects Remarks by Iranian President
 
 January 5, 2006
 
 The recent statements of the Iranian President, Mr. Ahmedinajad, calling the Holocaust a myth, and in effect calling for a genocidal policy towards another member state of the UN, namely Israel, were an unacceptable departure. The genocide of the Jewish people at the hand of Nazi Germany in World War II has been recognized by the UN as a defining event in mankind's history. The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research is devoting its best efforts to...

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Task Force Chair Expresses Concerns About Darfur to the United Nations

In my capacity as current Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, I wish to convey to you my deepest concerns regarding the current crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. 
 
 As you know, the Task Force is committed to the 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust, which states that: 
 
 “With Humanity still scarred by genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, the international community shares a solemn responsibility to fight those evils.”
 
 Our role is to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust, which...

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International Task Force Expresses Condolences on Death of Simon Wiesenthal

International Task Force Expresses Condolences on Death of Simon Wiesenthal
 
 September 20, 2005
 
 The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research, comprising government representatives and NGOs from more than 20 countries, expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of Simon Wiesenthal.
 
 A survivor of the Holocaust, Mr. Wiesenthal dedicated his life to raising the awareness of the public and their governments on the importance of prosecuting Nazi criminals and ensuring that justice is dispensed on behalf of the victims of the Holocaust...

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International Task Force Reiterates Urgent Need for ITS to Open Archives

International Holocaust Task Force Urges Opening of Bad Arolsen Archive
 
 June 30, 2005
 
 The twenty-country Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research, which met in Warsaw on June 30, reiterated its call for immediate steps to be taken to open the archive of the International Tracing Service (ITS) at Bad Arolsen, Germany, to scholars and other researchers.
 
 In this regard, the Task Force welcomed the decision May 30 in Rome of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service to entrust an intergovernmental committee of...

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International Task Force Urges Immediate Opening of ITS Archives

International Task Force Calls for Concrete Steps to Open Holocaust-Era Archives of the International Tracing Service in Germany
 
 December 16, 2004
 
 At their plenary meeting in Trieste on December 16, 2004, in Trieste, Italy, the member countries of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research called for immediate steps to be taken to inform the public about the long-inaccessible Holocaust-related archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to open the archives for research...

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International Task Force Supports ITS Decision to Open Archives in 2004

International Task Force Supports Decision to Open Bad Arolsen Archives for Scholarly Research by the End of the Year 
 
 June 9, 2004
 
 At their plenary meeting in Rome on June 9, 2004, the member countries of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research welcomed the commitment of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service, together with the International Tracing Service (ITS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to establish an open access regime to the Bad Arolsen archives for scholars and other...

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