“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
IHRA Chair's Statement on Harper's Magazine Cover
The Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) condemns Harper Magazine's use of Nazi symbolism on its February 2014 cover for a feature entitled "How Germany Reconquered Europe." The inappropriate use of this imagery trivializes the Holocaust and the National Socialism period in an attempt to sensationalize a modern political issue.
Cases such as this illustrate the necessity of IHRA's "Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion," which was adopted by IHRA's 31 member countries in October 2013.