“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
"Teaching about and Learning from the Holocaust. Practices and Experiences in Education", 22-23 January 2018, University of Teacher Education, Lausanne.
In 2004, Switzerland joined the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Now numbering 31 Member Countries, the aim of the IHRA is to strenghten and advance remembrance, research and education of the Holocaust. In March 2017, Switzerland will assume the Chairmanship of the IHRA, which it will hold for one year. As part of this Chairmanship, the University of Teacher Education in Lausanne, in collaboration with the University of Teacher Education in Lucerne, is organizing international study days on the theme of "Teaching about and Learning from the Holocaust: Practices and Experiences in Education". The study days are intended in particular for teachers and for trainers in educational institutions.
A Czech version of the IHRA co-funded website www.romasintigenocide.eu is now online. The online resource constitutes the first comprehensive online teaching resource in Europe which focuses exclusively on the genocide of the Roma and Sinti. The website provides extensive background information for 13 countries, selected biographies of victims of persecution, and 70 worksheets on camps and special aspects of the genocide of the Roma.
The Neuberger’s 37th Annual Holocaust Education Week in Toronto, Canada reached an estimated 30,000 members of the general public, who took part in programming across the Greater Toronto Area.
A capacity audience of 1400 members of the public, along with government representatives, filled Adath Israel synagogue for the opening night. In conversation with broadcast journalist Caryn Lieberman, Niklas Frank - son of Hans Frank the notorious Governor General of Nazi-occupied Poland, revealed his candid and deeply personal thoughts on his father’s guilt and responsibility in the Holocaust.