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The European Commission and Israel organized the 5th Seminar on the Fight Against Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Brussels on 26 October.


From 26 - 30 October 2011, Amsterdam's Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary by showcasing a musically themed program entitled Music in Motion.


The University of Leicester Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is holding a series of three lectures and linked discussions as part of Holocaust Awareness Week from 24-27 October.


Honoring Professor Emeritus Dr. Randolph Louis Braham, internationally renowned scholar of the Holocaust in Hungary, the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Memorial Center decided to name its new information center for Randolph L. Braham.


The 31st Annual Holocaust Education Week will be held from November 1-9, 2011 in Toronto.


The ITF Chair has become aware that United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) representatives have come under criticism for teaching the Holocaust in UNRWA schools.


The conference "Names Emerge from the Past" was held on 12 October 2011 at the Zemaite Theatre in Telsiai, Lithuania.


The Holocaust Education Series is presented by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre from October 26 to November 6, 2011: 10 days of testimonies, workshops, films, expert presentations and discussions that place memory at the heart of our future.

The Holocaust Education Series helps us all understand how human rights violations and genocide are part of our history. Further knowledge about the Holocaust and about acting today on prejudice and for human rights is clearly a stepping stone to living together in harmony.


Ambassador Karel de Beer, ITF Chair, writes a blog to share the work and activities of the Chairmanship.  To read his newest post, please click below.

13 October 2011

The last weeks before the Plenary are full with conference calls with the Executive Secretary, Heads of Delegation and a number of visits. One that I have been looking forward to was my visit to Ukraine early October.


Marking the Dutch Chair 2011 of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF) and preceding the Plenary meetings in The Hague, the Dutch members of the ITF Working Groups are organizing a conference entitled, "The Uses, Misuses and Abuses of the Holocaust Paradigm."