In the 18th century, Kant pointed out that "man can only become man by education. He is merely what education makes of him". The International Holocaust Remembrance day must be a moment to honour the memory of the innocents who perished during this tragedy but it should also be a time to initiate a reflection on human nature, on the fact that choices have to be made and that one is free to make them.

Remembering the Holocaust is educating young generations but also the whole society to prevent new genocides. Remembering the Holocaust is to give to each of us the possibility to... Read more

An estimated half million Roma and Sinti perished during the Holocaust. Today, the persecution of Roma under the Nazi rule is widely ignored, reflecting the discrimination and exclusion still faced by Roma and Sinti in our societies today.

In 1990, OSCE participating States recognized the vulnerable position of the Roma and Sinti in the region and committed to promoting their integration into society. In 2003, these commitments were acknowledged in the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area, which... Read more

Mirjam Karoly, ODIHR's Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues, presenting the report on 'Teaching about and Commemorating the Roma and Sinti Genocide: Practices within the OSCE Area', together with Anne Giebel, ODIHR's Adviser on Combating Anti-Semitism, at the plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in Debrecen, Hungary, 4 November 2015 (IHRA/Rosvita Krajinovic)

4 November 2015, Debrecen

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) presented a new publication taking stock of official practices in OSCE participating States to remember and educate about the Roma and Sinti genocide on 4 November 2015 in Debrecen, Hungary, at the plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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