“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
What role do places of memory, particularly memorial sites, have in conveying relevant and action-guiding knowledge about the period of National Socialism, in particular for the global migrating community?
ITF Chair Ambassador Karel de Beer attended the commemoration ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacres in Ukraine on 3 October 2011.
Lithuania has designated 23 September as National Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Lithuanian Jews.
Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco hosted a conference on the Holocaust last week that brought together experts and students from around the world.
The 20th annual Braunau Contemporary History Days Conference ("20. Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage") will take place in Braunau am Inn, Austria from 23-25 September 2011.
An important first step in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Finland has been completed, as Helsinki University Summer School's course "Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies" was concluded in Helsinki in August 2011.
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.
An exhibition entitled "The Holocaust by Bullets: Mass-Scale Shootings of Jews in Ukraine in 1941-44" opened in Kiev, Ukraine on 8 September, and will be displayed until 3 October.
Professor Dina Porat has been appointed Chief Historian of Yad Vashem and will assume her duties on October 1, 2011.
John Baird, Foreign Affairs Minister and minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, today announced that the Government of Canada is now seeking nominations of individuals to sit on a council to support the National Holocaust Monument, which will be built in the National Capital Region.