“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
Yad Vashem is currently running a professional development seminar for 30 educators from Serbia and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the course of the seminar, Ms. Biljana Stojanovic of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development delivered a presentation about the ministry's work in the field of Holocaust education.
The seminar came to a fitting conclusion when Yad Vashem and the ministry sigedn a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the presence of Assistant Minister Pajic, formalizing their ties and publicly affirming their commitment to pursuing their common goals. The agreement was signed in the presence of Assistant Minister of Education Dr. Aleksandar Pajic as well as Serbian educators participating in a seminar at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies.
Director of Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies Dr. Eyal Kaminka, who signed the agreement on behalf of Yad Vashem. "We have governmental partnerships with more than 50 countries around the world and are thrilled to officially add Serbia to this prestigious group."
Prior to this agreement, those educators from Serbia who participated in seminars at Yad Vashem did so in an unofficial capacity. Now Serbian teachers will receive full accreditation for their participation and the number of seminars offered to them is set to increase.
Serbia is one of IHRA's 31 Member Countries and Bosnia and Herzegovina became an Observer Country to the IHRA in 2016.