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News article27 January 2021Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Renewed Commitment Through Innovation and Cooperation

On 27 January every year, the European Commission commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust is a defining legacy of European history. Remembrance, education and research of the Holocaust is an essential instrument to prevent antisemitism and racism today.

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) is the largest ever EU-funded research initiative on the Holocaust. Together with partners in Israel and the US, it supports the research community by connecting and making available across Europe and beyond dispersed sources related to the Holocaust.

The new generation needs people, stories and places to keep the memory alive to make sure we keep the promise that we made at the end of the Holocaust – never again. EHRI is not only a trustful source for research in across the European Research Area and the globe. It is also a trustful source for remembrance and education about the Holocaust (Shoah) and supports the upcoming EU strategy for Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life.

On February 1st, EHRI will join the EU Affairs team of B'nai B'rith International in a high-level online event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, with video addresses from Ursula Von Der Leyen (President of European Commission); Audrey Azoulay (Director-General of UNESCO); Marija Pejčinović Burić (Secretary General of Council of Europe); Matteo Mecacci (Director of OSCE/ODIHR) and H.E. AMB. Michaela Küchler (Chair of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance).

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27 January 2021
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Directorate-General for Research and Innovation