“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS University of London and The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide are pleased to invite applications for a half-day research workshop, Exploring the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive at the Wiener Library.
One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. It included a series of commitments by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to combat the spread of such content in Europe.
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.
On June 8, 2017, Chile’s Interactive Jewish Museum and Nenemi Paxia- Sinergias Educativas A.C., in alliance with Mexico’s Museum of Memory and Tolerance and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) launched a binational initiative to raise awareness among political figures about the importance of strengthening education on genocide and mass atrocities, particularly the Holocaust, at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City.
2 June, 2017, Vienna - In the context of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and the Austrian Federal Chancellery organized a dialogue-platform on the topic of remembrance of the Roma genocide on 2 June 2017 in Vienna.
On 23 April Ambassador Artur Wilczynski, Head of Canada's Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, participated in a Megillat Hashoah (The Shoah Scroll) service in Winnipeg.
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, more than 450 middle and high school students and their teachers attended a multimedia presentation titled “The Children of Willesden Lane” at United Nations New York Headquarters.
The Wiener Library is Britain’s largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam the Library’s holdings span all types of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences.
On 9 May the delegation of the Republic of Slovenia to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) issued a public statement condeming an incident of Holocaust denial in late April in a TV interview Sreda v sredo featuring Bernard Brščič, in which he denied the Holocaust.