“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”
– Article 6 of the Stockholm Declaration

Aiming to share knowledge and best practices, the IHRA organizes senior-level meetings with government representatives, policymakers, scholars, and representatives of civil society organizations. Memorial museums are responsible for protecting the dignity of the victims from all forms of exploitation and to ensure, beyond conventional history lessons, that the interpretation of political events inspires critical, independent thinking about the past. The IHRA provides a forum for memorial and museum professionals to share best practices in the field of Holocaust remembrance, museology, and museum pedagogy. Our experts also support developing or existing memorial museums to inspire appropriate forms of remembrance.

The current Chair of IHRA’s Chair of the Museums and Memorials Working Group is Mark Weitzman (United States).

King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands reads the names of victims at Camp Westerbork. Courtesy of Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork. Sake Elzinga / Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork

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