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Holocaust memorials, museums and commemoration days
“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.” 
– Article 6 of the Stockholm Declaration 
Supporting remembrance of the Holocaust and Holocaust memorial museums
The IHRA recognizes that appropriate remembrance efforts are critical to safeguarding the record of the Holocaust and countering distortion. All IHRA Member Countries observe a Day of Holocaust Remembrance and pledge to support the museums and memorials in their country. The IHRA helps facilitate sharing knowledge and best practices, and encourages exchange between government representatives, policymakers, scholars, and representatives of civil society organizations. 
The IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group 
“We, the IHRA Member Countries, pledge to the victims and survivors that they shall never be forgotten and that their legacy will be kept alive.” 
– Article 2 of the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration 
Memorial museums are responsible for protecting the dignity of the victims from all forms of exploitation and to ensure, beyond conventional history lessons, that the interpretation of political events inspires critical, independent thinking about the past. The IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group (MMWG) provides a forum for memorial and museum professionals to share best practices in the field of Holocaust remembrance, museology, and museum pedagogy. Our experts also support developing or existing memorial museums to inspire appropriate forms of remembrance. 
The current Chair of the IHRA’s Museums and Memorials Working Group is Yessica San Román (Spain). 
King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands reads the names of victims at Camp Westerbork. Courtesy of Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork. Sake Elzinga / Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Information on 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, including a database of commemoration events throughout the world.
Overview of Holocaust Remembrance Dates
Useful information on the history of various remembrance dates and commemoration events throughout IHRA Member, Liaison and Observer Countries.
Memorial Museums Database
This overview of institutions throughout the world that deal with the history of the Holocaust was developed by the Topography of Terror Foundation and co-funded by the IHRA.
International Memorial Museums Charter
Adopted in 2012, this Charter provides guidance for memorial museums directors, curators and staff on appropriate forms of commemoration.
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Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names unveiled
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