“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Schools across the OSCE region must step up efforts to combat antisemitism through education, said participants in an OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) meeting for education ministry officials and experts held in Vienna.
The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) is an EU project which aims to centralize Holocaust archives, combining them into a single online database. Materials from twenty research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites from eleven EU member states as well as Norway and Israel will be brought together and made accessible to scientists, teachers and students.
Parliamentarians from across the world, convened this week in Ottawa, Canada, for the second Conference and Summit of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism. The Summit reaffirmed the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism and issued the Ottawa Protocol as an international declaration in response to the alarming increase of world-wide antisemitism.
Last week at the Ottawa Conference on Combating Antisemitism, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism and the Austrian Embassy Ottawa organized the screening of the Austrian film documentary "Estranged Passengers - In Search of Viktor Ullmann". Also last week dring the Holocaust Education Week in Toronto, the Austrian Embassy and the Cultural Forum Ottawa presented the Austrian documentary "The Man on the Balcony" by Kurt Brazda.
The Mémorial de la Shoah in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will convene an international symposium to assess governments' current capacities to effectively respond to genocide and mass atrocities and to recommend strategies to enhance international cooperation.
On 5 November 2010 a model of Schloss Hartheim (Hartheim Castle) in Upper Austria was handed over to the Ambassador of the United States of America in Vienna, William Carlton Eacho, by the Secretary General for European and International Affairs, Johannes Kyrle, in the Foreign Ministry in Vienna/ Austria.
Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain 1933-1970: Their Image in ‘AJR Information' (Vallentine Mitchell, 2009), by Dr Anthony Grenville, is the first history of the refugees who fled to Britain from the German-speaking lands after 1933. Its main source of material is the monthly journal of the Association of Jewish Refugees, the refugees' own organisation, which has been appearing since 1946.
The exhibition "Visas for Freedom" sponsored by Casa Sefarad-Israel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, has travelled to Venezuela for the first time.
On 25 and 26 October 2010 the ITF launched a pilot program for outreach in Ukraine. Officials from the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives from numerous NGOs active in the fields of Holocaust education, remembrance, and research in Ukraine, were invited to attend.