“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
On September 8, 2011, a unique concert featuring the stirring words of Holocaust survivors, performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - IBA, soloists and choirs from Israel and the United States, and conducted by Gil Shohat will take place at Yad Vashem.
On Sunday, 21 August, the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno organized the 2011 commemoration ceremony for Roma victims that were deported to Auschwitz II-Birkenau from Hodonín u Kunštátu, Czech Republic.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched an international initiative to identify photographs of 1,100 child survivors of World War II and the Holocaust.
The White House has announced a new presidential directive aimed at strengthening the U.S. Government's ability to prevent mass atrocities and impose consequences on serious human rights violators.
The Polish government has earmarked almost 8.5 million euros for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
ITF Chair Ambassador Karel de Beer will be speaking at an international seminar on "The Roma and Sinti Genocide: Memory, Identity and Present-day Racism," which will be held on 1 August in Cracow, Poland.
"A Sort of Wisdom: Exploring the Legacy of Primo Levi," an international conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of Primo Levi's death, will be held at Edge Hill University outside of Liverpool, England on 6-7 July 2012.
In May, a civil court in Buenos Aires, Argentina issued an injunction to force Google to remove antisemitic material from its search results, setting an international legal precedent.
Helsinki Summer School will offer an "Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies" course during its program this summer.
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.