Our work makes it possible for countries to tackle complex international challenges, and develop policy guided by expertise.

IHRA delegates from our Working Groups, Committees, and IHRA Project teams develop outputs like publications, awareness campaigns, and policy recommendations that address our eight focus areas.

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IHRA Project: Safeguarding Sites

Learn about the team of experts developing a heritage charter for Holocaust-related sites.

Recent activities and publications

We safeguard the record and counter distortion of the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma using a variety of methods. Learn about the tools we’ve recently published and others currently in development:

Recommendations & Guidelines
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Recommendations on Archival Access

Helping archivists and policymakers advance Holocaust research and safeguard the record.

Working Definitions & Charters
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IHRA Charter for Safeguarding Sites

Learn about the risks facing Holocaust-related sites and what you can do to mitigate them.

Recommendations & Guidelines
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IHRA Reflections on Terminology for Holocaust Comparison

This resource provides questions for reflection to help people adopt good practice when comparing the Holocaust and other mass atrocities.

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IHRA Project: Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Persecution and Genocide of the Roma during the Nazi era

Learn about the team of experts advancing education on the genocide of the Roma.

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IHRA Project: Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections

Learn about the team of experts advancing access to archives with material on the Holocaust.

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IHRA Project: Safeguarding Sites

Learn about the team of experts developing a heritage charter for Holocaust-related sites.

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IHRA Toolkit Against Holocaust Distortion

Take steps towards recognizing and countering Holocaust distortion with the practical tools, guidance, and example activities included in this online Toolkit.

IHRA Statements

We regularly issue official statements about issues related to the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma, or current events.

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31 October

2023

IHRA Secretary General Statement on the unprecedented rise in antisemitism

IHRA Secretary General Dr. Kathrin Meyer condemns increasing antisemitic activity and violence against Jews amidst the Hamas attacks on the Israeli population.

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10 October

2023

IHRA Troika Statement on the terrorist attacks on Israel

The IHRA Troika condemns the Hamas attacks on Israel on 7th October, 2023.

Highlighting Holocaust heritage

The IHRA’s Safeguarding Sites project has written a heritage charter to safeguard all Holocaust-related sites in Europe in the 21st century. In this brief video from the University of Cambridge, IHRA Project Chair Gilly Carr speaks about the challenges facing sites today.

Our eight focus areas

Our work centers around eight Focus Areas. These are distinct subjects that are related to the Holocaust or genocide of the Roma. Click through to discover more about our work in each focus area and find useful resources such as publications and guidelines.

Antisemitism

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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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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Education

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

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Remembrance

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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