News - Remembrance

Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence

On 9 September 2021, Slovakia commemorated the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Established in 2000 by the Slovak Parliament, the day marks the date in 1941 when the...

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Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

In just a few months of summer and autumn of 1941, Lithuanian Jewish communities were almost completely destroyed by the Nazis and their local collaborators. 
 
 This year, the national project "The...

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Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Iasi Pogrom

On 28-30 June 2021, the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Research of the Holocaust in Romania, in cooperation with the local authorities in Iasi and the Special Representative of the Romanian...

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Interview with Sir Ben Helfgott

Born in 1929 in Pabianice, Poland, Ben survived Buchenwald and was liberated from Terezin in May 1945 by the Russian Army. From his extended family, only his sister Mala survived. After the war, Ben...

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“We forgive, but we do not forget”: Commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Day of Deportation of Macedonian Jews

11 March marks the day 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to the death camp Treblinka in 1943. In commemoration, numerous events and activities were held throughout the Republic of North Macedonia...

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Digital commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Remembering the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is the responsibility not only of governments, but of societies as a whole.  
 
 On 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day...

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IHRA Chair speaks at B'nai B'rith commemoration event

“Remembrance plays a critical role in fighting the persistent forces of antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion. This is because remembrance ties us fundamentally to the facts, to what took...

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The IHRA, the United Nations and UNESCO commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Marking the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp by Soviet forces on 27 January 1945, International Holocaust Remembrance Day calls upon us all to reflect on...

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Italian government amends racial persecution and compensation laws

Important changes to the law governing how victims of racial persecution in Italy and their relatives could seek compensation were made on 30 December, the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) a...

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Arolsen Archives: "Crowdsourcing is crowd wisdom at its best"

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant challenge to commemoration of the Holocaust. In response, the IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler has announced the German Presidency...

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