“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 4 June, The Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia, with the support and participation of the UNESCO Venice Office, hosted an international meeting of experts on "Holocaust education and museum development in South-East Europe: renewing the "Ex-Yugoslav" Pavilion in Auschwitz-Birkenau."
Representatives of education ministries from 14 countries took part in UNESCO's first ever consultation on Holocaust and genocide education in sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 10 and 11 September.
The United Nations marked the centenary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg with a special event from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on 19 September 2012 to examine his mysterious disappearance after the Second World War and the legacy he left to humankind.
How do schools worldwide handle the Holocaust as a subject? In what areas of the world does the Holocaust form part of classroom teaching? Answers to these questions are to be provided by a project conducted by UNESCO and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research.
The Council of Europe will hold a symposium entitled "Holocaust in Thessaloniki" on 17-18 October 2012.
An agreement on cooperation in the field of education, remembrance and research on Holocaust was signed in Paris on 10 October 2012 by Jacques Fredj, director of the Mémorial de la Shoah, Nataša Jovičić, director of the Jasenovac Memorial Site, and Vinko Filipović, director of the Education and Teacher Training Agency.
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme has published Volume II of its Discussion Papers Journal to engage university students in study of the Holocaust and lively discussion on its implications for the 21st century.
The mission of the Claims Conference over its 50-year history has always been to secure what they consider a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. The Claims Conference has pursued this goal since 1951 through a combination of negotiations, disbursing funds to individuals and organizations, and seeking the return of Jewish property lost during the Holocaust.
Over the past five decades, the Claims Conference has:
The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, now covers virtually the entire European continent with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.
Human Rights, Democracy, and Rule of Law: