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On May 20th, 2011, The Jewish Tolerance Center and the Austrian Embassy in Vilnius, LIthuania organized an event to commemorate Anton Schmid, Righteous Among the Nations.


For the fifth year in a row, Zagreb is hosting a film festival from 22 - 28 May 2011.  This film festival is unique in the world since it is dedicated to the Holocaust.  It is the only film festival that promotes Jewish culture through its film program, screenings, musical events, meetings with world-renowned film directors, producers, and actors.


The Netherlands commemorates World War II and Liberation Day on the 4th and 5th of May every year.


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


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (the Claims Conference) is supporting a series of projects aiming to make the Nazi records of cultural plunder during World War II publicly available.


On 8 May, more than 7,000 visitors attended a commemoration ceremony for the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp near Linz, in Oberösterreich (Upper Austria).


In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Obama has issued a statement:


Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Israel's official commemoration for the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust.  It will be held on 2 May this year.


As the Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF), I join the Lithuanian Prime Minister in strongly condemning the vandalism of the memorial to the victims of Nazism at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania on 11 April.


The Anne Frank House and Yahad-In Unum are presenting a seminar entitled "Teaching the Holocaust by Bullets: Witnesses, Archives, and Investigations."  This seminar will take place on 6-8 July, 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.