“As we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of German Nazi concentration and extermination camps and other sites of persecution and murder, we, the High Governmental Representatives of the Member Countries of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust (Shoah) which engulfed the Jewish people. We honor, too, the victims and survivors of the genocide of the Roma and others who were persecuted. We promise to never forget those who resisted the Nazis and those who protected or rescued their persecuted fellow human beings. Today, the world still faces genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and continued threats to pluralistic, democratic and inclusive societies.”
On 19 January 2020, ministers and representatives of 35 countries and international organisations assembled in Brussels and adopted the 2020 IHRA Ministerial Declaration, a document that for years to come will guide their work in Holocaust remembrance, education and research, and against antisemitism, antigypsyism and other forms of discrimination.