“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
As a member of IHRA, the Czech Republic compiled a country report related to the fulfilment of its commitments arising from the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust.
The report presents an overview of the Czech Republic’s activities related to remembrance of the Holocaust as well as to the persecution and genocide of the Roma during the Second World War, and the ways in which these topics are reflected in education and research.
Following approval by the government, the report was presented to the IHRA Permanent Office by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, on 17 February 2015. The report was drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Justice, Government Office, Terezín Memorial, Jewish Museum, Federation of Jewish Communities, Museum of Romani Culture, National Pedagogical Museum and the Library of J. A. Comenius.
As part of the sharing of good practices and transparency surrounding the Czech Republic’s activities concerning remembrance, education and research on the Holocaust and persecution and genocide of the Roma, the Government of the Czech Republic has decided to make the country report available to the general public.
Photo: Minister Zaorálek. Credit: Markéta Trnková (©MZV)