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IHRA Chair Ambassador Lazaris interviewed on Greece and Holocaust Rememberence for the National Herald

IHRA Chair Ambassador Lazaris interviewed on Greece and Holocaust Rememberence for “The National Herald”

A few days after the completion of the second biannual IHRA Plenary of 2021 under the Greek Presidency, which was held virtually, due to the pandemic, in the city of Thessaloniki (2-10/11) , Ambassador Chris Lazaris, IHRA Chair and Head of the Greek Delegation to the IHRA, gave the following ...
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Kristallnacht has been commemorated in Geneva, under the auspices of the P.R. of Greece to the U.N. and the Consulate General of Greece

Within the framework of the Greek Presidency of the IHRA and under the auspices of the Permanent Representation of Greece to the United Nations and the Consulate General of Greece in Geneva, the Jewish Community of Geneva, the Friends of Yad Vashem in Switzerland and the World Jewish Congress, organized ...
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HE the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, reading a Jewish Mother’s letter to her son, from the Thessaloniki Ghetto in 1943, for the documentary “Do not forget me”

SIDE EVENT “Do not forget me”: The mothers’ voices from within the ghetto of Thessaloniki in 1943

HE the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, reading a Jewish Mother’s letter to her son, from the Thessaloniki Ghetto in 1943, for the documentary “Do not forget me”

Within the frame of the Thessaloniki Plenary, the Greek Presidency of the IHRA organized as a side event the ...
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Video Highlights of the Bespoke Symposium on “Combating Racism and Hate Speech: Lessons from the Holocaust”

Video Highlights of the Bespoke Symposium on “Combating Racism and Hate Speech: Lessons from the Holocaust”

The highlights of the successful Symposium on “Combating Racism and Hate Speech: Lessons from the Holocaust” which was hosted by the 2021 edition of the Athens Democracy Forum, in association and with the participation of the Greek Presidency of the IHRA and Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, are presented in ...
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IHRA Greek Presidency Chair Ambassador Lazaris’ opinion article in NYT promotes the Greek Presidency’s aims and goals

IHRA Chair, Ambassador Lazaris’ opinion article in NYT

The Chair of the Greek Presidency of the IHRA, Ambassador Chris Lazaris, promoted IHRA fundamental positions and goals, as well as the aims and the key thread of the IHRA Greek Presidency in the following opinion article published in the New York Times International Edition Special Report dedicated to the ...
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Symposium On Combating Racism and Hate Speech within the framework of ADF 2021

The 2021 Athens Democracy Forum hosts a Symposium on “Combating Racism and Hate Speech: Lessons from the Holocaust” in Athens, on September 30, 2021, in association and with the participation of the Greek Presidency of the IHRA and Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Bespoke Symposium will take place within ...
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Jewish museum of Greece

Jewish Museum of Greece initiative selected as one of the 2021 IHRA Grant Projects

The Greek Presidency is proud to announce that the pioneering project “Untold Stories of the Holocaust”, an initiative taken by the Jewish Museum of Greece in partnership with the National Holocaust Centre and Museum (Nottinghamshire, UK) and the Holocaust Memorial DayTrust (UK), has been selected as one out of the ...
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Workshop for Greek Orthodox Clergy on the Holocaust and on combatting antisemitism

Drawing in charcoal on paper, by Alex Kurliansky, Auschwitz extermination camp, WWII

The General Secretariat for Religious Affairs in cooperation with the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, the Jewish Museum of Greece and YadVashem organized a workshop, addressed to Greek Orthodox Clergy, on the Holocaust and on combatting antisemitism. The ...
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multilateral educational webinar organized by Greece, North Macedonia and Austria

IHRA working definitions implemented in multicultural societies: A multilateral educational webinar organized by Greece, North Macedonia and Austria

On the 19th of May, 2021, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia jointly organised a multilateral educational Webinar titled “Practical implementation of the three Non-legally binding IHRA ...
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How the IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust Can Help You? A transnational workshop for educators

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, Yad Vashem, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and General Secretariat of Religious Affairs of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs successfully organized a transnational workshop focusing on the IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust. Approximately 170 educators from four countries ...
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