“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
Call for Papers for Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage - Presence and Absence to be held from 3-7 September 2018 in Krakow, Poland as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and diffi cult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance.
31 volumes of “Medical Review - Auschwitz” have been made available online by the Cracow Medical Society. The collection comprises all original volumes of writings, selected articles in English, and the 1962 volume in three language versions (German, French and Russian) The State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau is a partner of the project.
The Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma, Martina Maschke, and Committee members Gerhard Baumgartner and Dušan Slačka, attend the 2 August commemorations at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to mark the day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide of the Sinti and Roma, on behalf of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
From 23-25 April the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Ambassador Benno Bättig, and the IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr Kathrin Meyer, attended the International March of the Living in Poland at the invitation of Austrian Minister of Education, Sonja Hammerschmid.
The Europa Nostra Awards are given by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a federation of NGOs from 40 European countries dealing with cultural heritage. The POLIN Museum was honoured in the ‘Education, training and awareness raising’ category for its educational programme focusing on Jewish cultural heritage.
Today traces of the former Litzmannstadt Ghetto are still present in the city of Łódź, but not all inhabitants are aware of the history of the ghetto. In 2015, the Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź undertook a project called "Litzmannstadt-Getto Model" to create a 3D representation of the area where the ghetto stood. The project is co-funded by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of its grant programme.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is seeking an Expert/Drafter for Educational Policy Guidelines for the project “Turning words into action to address antisemitism”, based in Warsaw.