News - Safeguarding Sites

IHRA Delegation visits Mauthausen-Gusen and Gunskirchen former concentration camps

The Safeguarding Sites Project aims to visit five sites over the course of five years to gain insight on best practice for site management and preservation of sites of the Holocaust and genocide of...

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Eight recommendations to safeguard sites presented to Alderney community

From 7–9 July 2021, Alderney's President William Tate hosted a delegation comprising Lord Eric Pickles, UK Head of Delegation to the IHRA; Dr Gilly Carr, Channel Islands representative to the IHRA...

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Why do we need to safeguard sites?

by Safeguarding Sites Project Chair Gilly Carr
 
 The answer to the question of why we need to safeguard sites is something that we might feel instinctively, as something self-evident and obvious...

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A year in review: Safeguarding Sites

Zoltán Tóth-Heinemann 
 
 In a year upended by a pandemic, how should one proceed with a project for which site visits, meetings and discussions with local stakeholders are critical? With most...

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Digital Platform Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries

During the Holocaust, Jewish cemeteries across Europe were desecrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in an attempt to erase Jewish culture. Some of these spaces, central to Jewish religious life...

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Landscape-architectural competition “Lety: Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti in Bohemia” has a winner

The Museum of Romani Culture, s.p.o., has announced the winner of the landscape-architectural competition for the design of the future memorial “Lety: Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti...

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New perspectives on past and present of former camp

Through its grant program, the IHRA seeks to increase the capacity of governments and non-governmental institutions to safeguard the record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma.
 
 Tomislav...

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Project for the preservation of Topovske Šupe is launched in Belgrade

The site Topovske Šupe was one of the first concentration camps for Jews and Roma in Europe, located close to the very centre of Belgrade. Today it is abandoned, unknown to the general public, with...

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IHRA Delegation visits Alderney as part of project on safeguarding sites

From 25-28 September, the Safeguarding Sites project team visited the third largest Channel Island of Alderney for the first of their project fieldtrips. The team will be making formal visits to five...

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Cambridge Workshop: Experts Identify Threats to Memorial Sites

“In fact, we should act immediately”, urged Insa Eschebach. “A lot is going very well, but there are many threats and challenges we have to address.” As the Director of Memorial Museum Ravensbrück, Dr...

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