Remembrance connects the past and the present. The IHRA helps governments, organizations, and communities remember the victims and survivors in an appropriate way.

Useful resources to support remembrance

The IHRA’s expert-led tools help governments, memorial and museum professionals, and local communities safeguard and learn from the past.

Working Definitions & Charters

International Memorial Museums Charter

The International Memorial Museums Charter provides memorial museums with internationally agreed-upon principles and ethics for commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.

Overviews & Databases

Overview of Holocaust Remembrance Days

Useful information on the history of various remembrance dates and commemoration events throughout IHRA Member, Liaison, and Observer Countries.

Commemorate the Holocaust

27 January marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Learn about the previous commemoration ceremony.

27 Jan 2023 Time to read: 2 mins

Our Responsibility to Remember, 90 Years On

With the passage of time and the passing of the survivor generation, commemoration events on 27 January are crucial to ensure that the world never forgets the Holocaust.

Project highlights: Strengthening remembrance

Grant projects we fund, as well as internal projects led by our experts, help us strengthen remembrance around the world.

IWalk local histories

This IHRA Grant developes multimedia on-site activities including historical walks, to support Holocaust memorial days at key sites of remembrance.

Locker of Memory

This Grant project is working to uncover the lost history of the Jungfernhof concentration camp outside of Riga, Latvia.

The IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group

Memorial museums protect the dignity of the victims. They inspire critical, independent thinking about the past. The IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group (MMWG) provides a forum for memorial and museum professionals to share best practices in the field of Holocaust remembrance, museology, and museum pedagogy. Our experts also support museums to inspire appropriate forms of remembrance.

Our eight Focus Areas


We are creating a shared understanding of how antisemitism impacts our societies – and how we can fight it.

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Holocaust denial and distortion

We are leading global efforts to tackle the growing threat of Holocaust denial and distortion.

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Archives and research

We are helping victims, survivors, and their descendants to reclaim their histories and identities.

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We create tools and resources that help people teach and learn about Holocaust-related issues.

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Genocide of the Roma

We are raising awareness of the genocide of the Roma to help combat antigypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination.

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Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity

We use comparative scholarship, education, and commemoration to build a world without genocide.

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We help governments, organizations, and communities remember victims and survivors in an appropriate way.

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Sites of the Holocaust and the Genocide of the Roma

We work with memorials and museums and help safeguard the places where the Holocaust happened.

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Explore the IHRA resource library

We develop tools that empower people to safeguard the record and
counter distortion.

This page collects all of our resources in one place.