Sites where the Holocaust happened are key to the future of remembrance. The IHRA encourages memorials and museums to strengthen and advance the field, and builds governments’ political will to safeguard these places for the future.

Useful resources on Holocaust sites

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

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.

Explore the subject of Holocaust-related sites

All sites face challenges. Overcoming them requires that key players, such as governments and local communities, work together. Learn more about how the IHRA helps facilitate cooperation and how you can take part by visiting our Explore page on safeguarding sites.

Find out things like:

  • Why safeguarding sites is important
  • The challenges facing sites
  • What we can all do to support sites

Project highlights: Sites

We fund grant projects and internal projects led by our experts that help us preserve sites to counter distortion and safeguard the record.

IHRA Project on Safeguarding Sites

We are creating guidelines for safeguarding authentic Holocaust-related sites, for eventual adoption by all IHRA Member Countries.

Mapping Shoah atrocities in Ukraine

This grant project is creating an interactive online map of Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine, which will include sites identified through archival and on-site research.

The IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group

The experts in the Museums and Memorials Working Group (MMWG) spearhead the IHRA’s work on sites. They provide professionals with guidance on good practice for exhibitions at memorials and museums, draw attention to sites at risk, and help advise the IHRA’s leaders and site directors on how to take steps to support them.

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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Remembrance of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma

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.