International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
Year of joining GAAMAC: 2013

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance and to uphold the commitments to the 2000 Stockholm Declaration and the 2020 Ministerial Declaration. The IHRA was initiated in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.

Today the IHRA’s membership consists of 35 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.

Remembrance and education to prevent future genocides

Holocaust education, remembrance and research can benefit and learn through continuous dialogue with educators, scholars and activists working on other cases of genocides, offering new perspectives and highlighting areas of similarity and difference. The Holocaust is eminently relevant to the present day. A well-informed understanding of the Holocaust, the paradigmatic genocide, can help in comprehending and addressing other genocides, mass atrocities, and human rights violations. The IHRA’s core competencies in education, remembrance and research about the Holocaust can inform and guide educators, scholars and activists responding to emerging mass atrocity crimes today.

The IHRA recognizes GAAMAC as a platform for exchange, dialogue, and dissemination of learning and good practice on genocide prevention. The IHRA’s network of trusted experts participate in this platform to share their knowledge on early warning signs and education on the Holocaust and to learn from organizations and States working towards a world without genocide.

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