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According to a Memorandum approved by the Romanian Government on the 25 May, Romania has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism which was adopted, by consensus, at the IHRA Plenary meeting in Bucharest exactly one year earlier.


The project "Diverging Fates: Travelling Circus People in Europe under National Socialim" - co-funded by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and coordinated by the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki - examines the histories and divergent fates of circus owners, circus families and performers in Europe under National Socialism.


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has made volumes 1 and 2 of the "Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945" available in full online.  


A project by young journalists in Germany to tell the story of the Holocaust to young Snapchat users has been awarded a prestigious journalism award, the Henri Nannen Prize, in addition to the European Digital Media Award and the Axel Springer Prize.


On the 26 April 2017, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Elie Wiesel National Institute organized a debate marking one year since the Internatioanl Holocaust Remembrance Alliance adoption of the working definition of antisemitism.


On 25 April 2017 the Austrian Government adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.


UNESCO has published a policy guide on Education about the Holocaust and preventing genocide, with recommendations for educational stakeholders. The publication will serve as a resource for policy-makers, curriculum developers, textbooks writers and publishers, as well as educators.


On 16 May the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will hold an event entitled "New Frontiers: Technology and the Preservation and Presentation of Memory".


A special Issue of Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History  on  “Holocaust archives and research in the digital age”is to be published in June 2018. The publication is edited by Laura Brazzo (Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea, Milan) and Reto Speck (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam and King’s College London).<--break->