Months of correspondence and negotiations culminated in a high-level official visit by a delegation from the IHRA to Hungary and Poland, April 15-22, 2013. The delegation consisted of IHRA Canadian Chair, Dr. Mario Silva; Advisor to the IHRA, Dr. Steven T. Katz; and IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr. Kathrin Meyer. The purpose of the visit was to use national Holocaust Memorial Days as a timely chance to:
- interact with civil society meet diplomats and policymakers
- further Holocaust awareness on the national and local levels
- buttress support for the delegations of these two IHRA member countries and
- promote the IHRA's work.