IHRA Chair’s Statement on the suing of Holocaust historians in Poland

IHRA Chair Michaela Küchler expresses concern over Holocaust historians sued in Poland for presenting their research findings.

IHRA Chair Michaela Küchler states:

“We view with great concern how historians researching the Holocaust are being sued in Poland for presenting the findings of their work. Together, the Member Countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) have pledged to uphold the Stockholm Declaration and the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration. In doing so, they have committed themselves to aiding in ‘efforts to promote education, remembrance, and research about the Holocaust,’ encouraging ‘the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions,’ and encouraging ‘all countries and societies to address their respective pasts by dealing openly and accurately with the historical record.’ It is now in light of these commitments that we address the Polish government, calling upon it to ensure the viability of free and independent research.”