“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
by Academic Advisor, Prof. Dina Porat
This presentation follows the evolution of HMD in Israel and among Jewish communities abroad during post-war years, and pinpoints the reasons for HMD becoming a national and an international day since the 1990s.
In this international conference, located at the Falstad Memorial in the surroundings of the former SS-Camp Falstad, experts from the Task Force and other institutions gather to discuss contemporary challenges and experiences in Holocaust-related memorial sites and museums.
The Memorials and Museums Working Group brings together experts from across member countries to mobilize support and expertise for Holocaust memorialization.
As stated in the Stockholm Declaration, “We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”
Key achievements of the MMWG include: