About IHRA

 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental organisation created in 1998 by then Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson. IHRA was formerly known as the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF). The organisation changed its name in December 2012.

The Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust outlines the core commitments of the organisation.

IHRA currently has 31 member countries, 11 observer countries and 7 Permanent International Partner organisation. IHRA members must be committed to the Stockholm Declaration and to the implementation of national policies and programs in support of Holocaust education, remembrance, and research. Member countries are encouraged to develop multilateral partnerships and to share best practices.   

The main purpose of the IHRA is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally. More details about IHRA’s mission can be found here.

To read more about what IHRA has achieved since its inception, please consult the recent publication to mark 15 years of the Stockholm Declaration.

IHRA’s Permanent Office  is located in Berlin. Dr. Kathrin Meyer is currently IHRA’s Executive Secretary.