“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
From 12-13 October 2017, The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) organized a national seminar in Bucharest with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Diplomatic Institute on genocide and mass atrocity prevention. The event was hosted at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute in Bucharest and was attended by 25 participants - public servants drawn from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Justice, Defense, as well as personnel from the Office of the Military Prosecutor, and relevant academic institutes.
On 9 October 2017, Romania commemorates the victims of the Holocaust in Romania. The day signifies the beginning of the deportation of Jews to Transnistria in 1941 and each year Romanian institutions organize events dedicated to honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust on this day.
From 6 to 8 June 2017, the international workshop 'Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges' organized by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania within the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure program, took place in Bucharest.
According to a Memorandum approved by the Romanian Government on the 25 May, Romania has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism which was adopted, by consensus, at the IHRA Plenary meeting in Bucharest exactly one year earlier.
On the 26 April 2017, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Elie Wiesel National Institute organized a debate marking one year since the Internatioanl Holocaust Remembrance Alliance adoption of the working definition of antisemitism.
The National Institute for Romanian Holocaust Studies "Elie Wiesel" announces a call for projects on the Holocaust in Romania, which will be organised from March 1st to September 30th 2017.
Holocaust education has been one of the main objectives pursued by the Romanian IHRA Chairmanship in 2016 with a view to raise awareness about the necessity to teach the new generations about the dangerous consequences of this tragedy.