“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
A message from the IHRA Chair on the passing of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize for Peace Laureate and Holocaust survivor.
On 28 and 29 June, IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, participated in the commemoration of the Iași Pogrom that was organized in Iași, Podu Iloaiei și Târgu Frumos.
The Romanian IHRA Chairmanship has launched a training program for public servants, magistrates, law enforcement agencies and diplomats on the topic of combating antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, and the Holocaust denial.
The Centre for the Study of the Jewish History in Romania initiated a project focused on the lives of the numerous victims of the Iasi Pogrom.
On 22 May 2016, the Holocaust Memorial located next to the Synagogue in Gherla, Romanian was inaugurated.
On 25 May 2016, IHRA Honorary Chairman Yehuda Bauer was awarded the National Order for Merit by the President of Romania, H.E. Klaus Iohannis.
On 26 May 2016, the IHRA successfully concluded its first bi-annual Plenary meeting under the Romanian Chairmanship in Bucharest.