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How do museums and memorials counter distortion?

This International Museums Day, the IHRA's Memorials and Museums Working Group Chair, Elisabeth Ungureanu, reflects upon the key role that these institutions play in countering Holocaust distortion...

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New resource maps Holocaust-related sites in the UK

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) and the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have launched a significant new digital resource to enrich teaching and learning about the...

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A Charter for the specificities of Holocaust Heritage

by Safeguarding Sites team members Gilly Carr, Steve Cooke and Margaret Comer
 
 Holocaust sites are inherently complex. They are the product of ever evolving memorialization practices and at times...

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How the Stutthof Maritime Evacuation IHRA Grant uncovered new dimensions of the Holocaust

During the last months of the Second World War, the Nazis began forcibly evacuating prisoners on death marches across Europe. By April 1945, the Stutthof concentration camp, established by Nazi...

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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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