“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
This week, the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously on a resolution to support programs that meet the needs of aging Holocaust survivors. The resolution was brought to the house floor through the bipartisan leadership of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va).
The Mémorial de la Shoah in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will convene an international symposium to assess governments' current capacities to effectively respond to genocide and mass atrocities and to recommend strategies to enhance international cooperation.
On 5 November 2010 a model of Schloss Hartheim (Hartheim Castle) in Upper Austria was handed over to the Ambassador of the United States of America in Vienna, William Carlton Eacho, by the Secretary General for European and International Affairs, Johannes Kyrle, in the Foreign Ministry in Vienna/ Austria.
The Conference for Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have launched a digitized online database of over 20,000 artworks stolen by the Nazis.
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.