“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
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) welcomes the decision of European Commission to include the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, adopted in May 2016, on the Commission's website. The IHRA is particularly glad to see this positive step, which it hopes to be followed by the adoption of the working definition of antisemitism by the EU itself.
On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Mr Michael O'Flaherty, issue a joint statement on the importance of educating for the future through learning from the past.
On 27 January the Head of the Austrian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Ambassador Michael Baier, and Advisor to the IHRA, Professor Steven Katz, participated in the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Tirana, Albania.
On 26 January the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, will address the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The IHRA’s Education Research Project shows the significant empirical research and data collection that have been undertaken in many countries, and the progress in theory building that has been made. It also points to the regional diversity and heterogeneity of approaches, methods, contexts and results. These observations suggest that local, regional and international forums have to be created or reinforced to discuss results and their implications for both the formulation and implementation of teaching and learning about the Holocaust (TLH) policies.