“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 16 December 2010, the Plenary of ITF appointed a new Academic Advisor, Professor Steven Katz. Steven T. Katz (born August 24, 1944, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.), B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), D.H.L. (honoris causa), B.D. (Cantab), is Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University, Boston, Ma., and holds the Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies.
Argentina has submitted its Country Report, as it has done for each plenary meeting since it became an ITF Member, fulfilling its commitment under the Stockholm Declaration. The Argentine Republic does so in the belief that it contributes to the visibility and transparency of the organization.
The UK Government's Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues, Sir Andrew Burns, has submitted a report on Holocaust education in Britain to an intergovernmental body of 27 member states and representatives of international organisations.
At its second session under Israeli chairmanship on 16 December 2010, the ITF Plenary accepted Finland as the 28th full Member State of ITF.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institution and Human Rights (ODIHR) is running an education project to combat antisemitism since 2006. Currently project activities take place in 14 OSCE participating State. The activities include the development of customized teaching materials to combat antisemitism.
The Student Peace Prize is a way to support students all over the world who are doing valuable work to promote peace and human rights. For 2011, the prize was awarded to Croatian student Duško Kostić for his work concerning the rights of Roma people.
This week, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously on a resolution to support programs that meet the needs of aging Holocaust survivors. The resolution was brought to the house floor through the bipartisan leadership of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va).
This symposium on trips for students to sites of Holocaust remembrance will take place on 17-18 September 2011 and is the extension of the five previous international symposia held in Lacaune.
The Holocaust Education Trust Ireland has issued a report on their International Conference on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial.
From 22 to 25 November, the seminar "Shoah, Genocides and Crimes Against Humanity" brings together 25 outstanding Spanish jurists with the objective of illustrating the legal dimensions of the Holocaust.