“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 book of visas granted by Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux during the Second Wolrd War, has been nominated to join the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register by the International Advisory Committee of the Memory of the World Program during their four-day meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 24-27 October.
On 19 September, 2017, the Portuguese Ministry of Education, through the Directorate General of Education, and the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of the MoU is to promote the exchange of information and best practices on the topics of remembrance, education, and research on the Holocaust, between the two institutions and the two countries with the conviction that this cooperation will positively contribute to the education of future generations.
From 22-23 September the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, and IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr Kathrin Meyer, attended a conference and a number of high level meetings in Lisbon, Portugal.
Os 31 países-membros da IHRA (Aliança Internacional para a Memória do Holocausto) adotaram a “Definição de Trabalho de Negação e Distorção do Holocausto” durante a Reunião Plenária da IHRA em Toronto, a 10 de Outubro de 2013.