IHRA Chair’s Statement on Harper’s Magazine Cover

The IHRA condemns the use of inappropriate imagery that trivializes the Holocaust, stressing on the global need for its working definition of Holocaust distortion.

The Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) condemns Harper Magazine’s use of Nazi symbolism on its February 2014 cover for a feature entitled “How Germany Reconquered Europe.”  The inappropriate use of this imagery trivializes the Holocaust and the National Socialism period in an attempt to sensationalize a modern political issue.

Cases such as this illustrate the necessity of IHRA’s “Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion,” which was adopted by IHRA’s 31 member countries in October 2013.