“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 29 September 2010, Ukraine released to the public records chronicling Nazi looting from Holocaust victims.
As part of the 2010 Review Conference in Warsaw from September 30 to October 8, the OSCE will look at the progress of its 56 participating States in implementing their OSCE commitments to human rights and democracy. Among the issues to be addressed will be prevention and response to hate crimes, and combating intolerance and discrimination.
The Italian translation of the book "Österreichisches Exil in Italien. 1938-1945" (Austrian Exile in Italy. 1938-1945) will be presented on 12th and 13th October 2010 at the Austrian Cultural Forums in Rome and Milan, respectively.
Last week, eight Muslim leaders from communities across the United States took part in a trip to Dachau and Auschwitz as part of an initiative to foster interfaith understanding and awareness on the Holocaust, the Jewish Daily Forward reports. After the tour they issued a joint statement denouncing antisemitism, Holocaust denial and religious bigotry.
Austrian and Latvian historians and researchers worked together for some years researching the fate of Austrian Jews who fled the territory of Nazi-occupied Austria between 1938 and 1940 and went to Latvia in search for a safe haven. The Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Research of the consequences of the wars and the Occupation Museum in Riga, Latvia, continued their ongoing cooperation in publishing a collection of research results connected to this subject.
The judges of the Third Section of the Provincial Court of Madrid decided last week to dissolve the neo-Nazi organization Blood and Honour Spain ("Sangre y Honor" in Spanish), condemning 15 of the 18 defendants to prison terms ranging from one year to three and a half years. The decision is a clear stand against antisemitism and Holocaust denial in the country.
Today, many states have recognized the importance of teaching about the Holocaust and using it as a mechanism for preventing racism, ethnic conflict, and genocide. The aim of the Salzburg Global Seminar's project is to make the prevention of genocide a central part of Holocaust education curricula.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has appointed Sir Andrew Burns as the United Kingdom's first Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues.
Press release by the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom: Wednesday 9 June 2010