“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
IHRA Chair Dr. Mario Silva, Advisor to the IHRA Professor Steven Katz, and Executive Secretary Dr. Kathrin Meyer are visiting Hungary and Poland this week for the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Days on 16 and 19 April.
ITF Chair Ambassador Karel de Beer will be speaking at an international seminar on "The Roma and Sinti Genocide: Memory, Identity and Present-day Racism," which will be held on 1 August in Cracow, Poland.
The Polish government has earmarked almost 8.5 million euros for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
The Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires and the Polish government inaugurated a seminar on Janusz Korczak on 21-22 August in Buenos Aires.
The Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, has appointed Chairman of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev as Deputy Chairman of the International Auschwitz Council.
Holocaust Memorial Days: 27 January, 19 April.
Israel's Holocaust museum Yad Vashem says it has reached an agreement with Poland that gives it access to World War II-era documents in 34 provincial archives across the eastern European country.
Last week, eight Muslim leaders from communities across the United States took part in a trip to Dachau and Auschwitz as part of an initiative to foster interfaith understanding and awareness on the Holocaust, the Jewish Daily Forward reports. After the tour they issued a joint statement denouncing antisemitism, Holocaust denial and religious bigotry.