International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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"The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance and to uphold the commitments to the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.

"The IHRA (formerly the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, or ITF) was initiated in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson. Today the IHRA’s membership consists of 31 member countries, each of whom recognizes that international political coordination is imperative to strengthen the moral commitment of societies and to combat growing Holocaust denial and antisemitism."[1]

In 2016, IHRA adopted the working definition of antisemitism, first published by the EUMC in 2005 but never adopted (it was removed from the EUMC website in 2013). wiki

"The Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust (or “Stockholm Declaration”) is the founding document of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and it continues to serve as an ongoing affirmation of each IHRA member country’s commitment to shared principles.

"The declaration was the outcome of the International Forum convened in Stockholm between 27-29 January 2000 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson. The Forum was attended by the representatives of 46 governments including; 23 Heads of State or Prime Ministers and 14 Deputy Prime Ministers or Ministers." [2]

The IHRA Chair is Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin. The IHRA has an Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, and an Advisor to the IHRA, Dr Wichert ten Have. [1]

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  1. International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance About, organizational web page, accessed September 4, 2018.
  2. International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Stockholm Declaration, organizational web page, accessed September 4, 2018.