“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
At the Iasi Plenary Meetings, IHRA experts raised serious concerns about provisions in the existing and proposed legislation in Poland that could impact on Holocaust research. On the invitation of the Polish authorities, an IHRA expert working group visited Warsaw on 15 December to enter into dialogue with the relevant Polish stakeholders.
On 5 October the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, and IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr Kathrin Meyer, are participating in high level political meetings in Warsaw, Poland.
Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma, Martina Maschke, and Committee member Gerhard Baumgartner, attended 2 August commemorations at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, at the former Łódź Ghetto as well as the unveiling of a new memorial to the Roma and Sinti victims in Chełmno on behalf of the IHRA.
Within the framework of the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, up to 30,000 young people per day will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum between 20-28 July.
19 April marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising which began as German troops and police began the liquidation of the ghetto.
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites university students from Poland, Germany and Israel to participate in the second edition of the international Polin Meeting Point – Summer Education School.
POLIN Museum, together with HL-Senteret, invites practitioners, museum professionals, artists, project-makers who work on Jewish cultural heritage to present and share their achievements, methods of work, and experiences.