Second biannual Plenary of 2021

From 2 to 10 November, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) convenes again virtually for the second biannual Plenary of 2021 under the Greek Presidency; this time having Thessaloniki, which used to be the major center of Jewish Sephardic culture in South-Eastern Europe, as our virtual “host” city. The pandemic obliging us to one more digital Plenary, the Greek Presidency of the IHRA welcomes over 200 experts and policymakers from the 34 Member Countries, 1 Liaison Country, 8 Observer Countries, and the 8 Permanent International Partner organizations that make up the IHRA to discuss our tireless efforts in the field of Holocaust research, remembrance, and education.

Committed to the principles that inspired the assumption of the annual IHRA Presidency by Greece in April 2021, as well as to its priorities, the Greek Presidency is hosting in the Thessaloniki Plenary experts and political representatives who will focus again on countering Holocaust distortion and safeguarding the historical record. Our common aim is to strengthen the moral commitment of societies and to combat growing Holocaust denial and antisemitism.

Thessaloniki Plenary in Action

Thessaloniki Plenary Summary Report IHRA 2021

IHRA Thessaloniki Plenary Summary Report

You may access the Thessaloniki Plenary Summary Report prepared by the IHRA Permanent Office ...
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The Permanent Office of the IHRA sums up the successful conclusion of IHRA second biannual plenary meetings 2021 in Thessaloniki

The IHRA on the conclusion of the Thessaloniki Plenary 2021

Summing up the successful conclusion of the Thessaloniki Plenary 2021, the second biannual plenary meetings under the Greek Presidency, the ...
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The application for Observer country status from Brazil approved

Brazil first expressed its interest in becoming an Observer Country to the IHRA in a letter from the Minister of ...
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The application for Member country status from the Republic of North Macedonia approved

The Greek Presidency welcomed the Republic of North Macedonia as the 35th Member to the International Holocaust Rememberance Alliance since ...
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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 ...
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Deputy Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikrammenos’ addresses welcome speech to the IHRA Thessaloniki Plenary delegates

Deputy Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikrammenos’ welcome address to Thessaloniki Plenary

“Dear Honorary President of IHRA, Professor Yehuda Bauer, Dear Members of National Delegations and Working Groups and Committees, Dear Permanent ...
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ addresses welcome speech to the IHRA Thessaloniki Plenary delegates

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ welcome address to Thessaloniki Plenary

“Greece’s Presidency of the IHRA has by now reached its midway point. Over the past months, we focused our efforts ...
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IHRA Chair under the Greek Presidency, Ambassador Chris J. Lazaris, addresses a welcome speech to the Thessaloniki Plenary delegates

IHRA Chair, Ambassador Lazaris, welcomes delegates to the Thessaloniki Plenary 2021

“My most respected Honorary President, Professor Yehuda Bauer,Dear Heads and members of national Delegations,Dear colleagues and coworkers of the IHRA ...
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