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A commemoration was held on Sunday, 17 April at the Jasenovac Memorial Centre as a tribute to the victims of the concentration camp during World War II.


A new website, operated by the Mémorial de la Shoah and the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français (SNCF; French National Railway Corporation), aims to assist Holocaust survivors living abroad with French compensation and restitution procedures.


On the 13th April 2011 the Embassy of the State of Israel and the President of the Austrian Parliament Barbara Prammer organized ihe posthumous honoring of the Austrian parish priest Balthasar Linsinger as “Righteous Among the Nations” in the Austrian Parliament building in Vienna.


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


This week in Bern, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs is hosting the Third Regional Forum on the Prevention of Genocide. 


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


"Confronting Anti-Semitism in Public Discourse," a high-level meeting organized by the OSCE Chairmanship and ODIHR, took place in Prague on March 23 and 24 and was hosted by the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic.


Former IHRA Chair Ambassador Karel de Beer's Blog

Netherlands Chairmanship 2011

Ambassador Karel de Beer started a new blog in 2011 to share the work and activities of the Chairmanship.


Last month an agreement was signed between the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Authority and the archives of the Ukrainian KGB.


The President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claud Trichet unveiled last week the winning design for an upcoming Holocaust memorial at its new headquarters in Frankfurt.