Recommendations & Guidelines

Recognizing and Countering Holocaust Distortion: Recommendations for Policy and Decision Makers

The first comprehensive guide on combating Holocaust distortion, the Recommendations provide a clear action plan for policy and decision makers. Backed by research and informed by good practice, this key resource is the product of dialogue and cooperation between international experts and policymakers.

These Recommendations cover:

  1. Identifying and Monitoring Holocaust Distortion
  2. Training to Tackle Distortion
  3. Strengthening Institutions that Address the Holocaust: Safeguarding the Historical Record
  4. Recognizing and Responding Online
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Why should we counter Holocaust distortion?

Holocaust distortion is a critical threat to Holocaust memory and to fostering a world without genocide.

References to the Holocaust that mischaracterize and distort its history and relevance are an insult to the memories and experiences of victims and survivors. Holocaust distortion erodes our understanding of this history and nourishes conspiracy theories, dangerous forms of nationalism, Holocaust denial, and antisemitism.

Through their pledge to uphold the tenets of the Stockholm Declaration, IHRA Member Countries have been at the forefront of developing and supporting research, educational, and commemorative engagement with the subject of the Holocaust. Through these efforts, the IHRA has become increasingly concerned over the ways the Holocaust is misused and its legacy undermined, threatening social, political, and cultural coexistence.

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