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Terezín Declaration

 

Terezín Declaration

List of States: 1. Albania; 2. Argentina; 3. Australia; 4. Austria; 5. Belarus; 6. Belgium; ;7. Bosnia and Herzegovina; 8. Brazil; 9. Bulgaria; 10. Canada; 11. Croatia; 12. Cyprus; 13. Czech Republic; 14. Denmark; 15. Estonia; 16. Finland; 17. France; 18. FYROM; 19. Germany; 20. Greece; 21. Hungary; 22. Ireland; 23. Israel; 24. Italy; 25. Latvia; 26. Lithuania; 27. Luxembourg; 28. Malta; 29. Moldova; 30. Montenegro; 31. The Netherlands; 32. Norway; 33. Poland; 34. Portugal; 35. Romania; 36. Russia; 37. Slovakia; 38. Slovenia; 39. Spain; 40. Sweden; 41. Switzerland; 42. Turkey; 43. Ukraine; 44. United Kingdom; 45. United States; 46. Uruguay; The Holy See (observer); 47. Serbia (observer) (later endorsed)

Full text of the Terezín Declaration

Terezin Declaration (PDF, 83 KB)

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Preliminary Program of the Terezín Declaration Conference

during the Czech Presidency 

of the Council of the EU

Nov 2-4, 2022

Preliminary Program as of August 15, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, presents its compliments to the 47 countries who endorsed The Terezín Declaration in 2009 and has the honor to inform about preparations of the follow-up international conference to be held in Prague and Terezín on November 2-4, 2022.

The main program of the International Terezín Declaration Conference will be organized in the Czernin Palace in Prague on Thursday November 3, 2022 as one of the main events during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The aim of the conference is to take another significant step in future Holocaust remembrance, education of the young generation, reflecting and tackling injustices from the time of the Holocaust and combating Antisemitism (especially online). During the conference, the countries will be invited to make their pledges based on the Terezín Declaration for the coming next 3 years and come up with new ideas of additional steps that can be taken as an implementation of the Terezín Declaration.

The Conference will be with the physical presence of the speakers and panel participants. The event is organized by the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Interfaith Dialogue and FoRB.

 

Preliminary Program

 

Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 - Experts Meetings

Experts Meetings in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of the Holocaust and Jewish Literature, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (TBC)

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Thursday Nov 3, 2022 - International Conference

 

9:00am - 12:00pm - Main Session in the Czernin Palace

 

1. Opening Speeches 

Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State (TBC)

Meirav Cohen, Minister of Social Equality of the State of Israel (TBC)

Gideon Taylor, Chair of Operations of WJRO (confirmed)

Dita Kraus, Holocaust survivor born 1929 in Prague (confirmed)

Moderator: Robert Řehák, Special Envoy for Holocaust, Interfaith Dialogue and FoRB (confirmed)

 

2. Challenges of the Terezín Declaration

2.1. From Terezín Declaration Conference in 2009 to Terezín Declaration Conference in 2022

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Chairman of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and Special Advisor on Holocaust Issues to the US Secretary of State (confirmed)

The Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act, Ellen Germain, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, U.S. Department of State (confirmed)

2.2. National Pledges of the Terezín Declaration Signatory States

In parallel session the Terezín Declaration signatory states are invited to present and record their national pledges for the coming next 3 years.

 

3. Education, Countering Disinformation and Future Remembrance

Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Israeli Historian and Scholar of the Holocaust (confirmed)

Annette Schavan, Foundation for Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, Former Minister of Education of Germany (TBC)

Jan Roubínek, Director of Terezín Memorial (confirmed)

Representative of the Project Zikaron BaSalon זיכרון בסלון

 Chair: Dr. Robert Williams, chairperson of the IHRA Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial (confirmed)

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch Break

 

1:00pm - 4:30pm - Panel Sessions

 

4. National Strategies to Combat Antisemitism and Online Hate Speech

Irwin Cotler, Former Minister of Justice of Canada (confirmed)

Karoline Edtstadler, Minister for Europe of Austria (TBC)

Mark Weitzman, COO WJRO, Former Chair of IHRA Antisemitism Committee (confirmed)

Chair: Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on combatting Antisemitism (confirmed)

 

5. Tackling Injustices from the Time of the Holocaust

5.1. Immovable Property

Hannah Lessing, Austrian National Fund (confirmed)

Colette Avital, Chairperson of the Center Organizations of Holocaust Survivors (confirmed)

Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, former Austrian Ambassador in Prague (confirmed)

Chair: Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles, United Kingdom Special Envoy for post-Holocaust Issues (confirmed)

5.2. Looted Art

Anne Webber, Looted Art of Europe (TBC)

Wesley Fisher, Director of Research, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (confirmed)

 

6. Helping to the Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine

Greg Schneider, Executive VP of the Claims Conference (confirmed)

 

4:30pm        Presentation of the Conference Outputs and of the International Youth Video Contest

Presentation of the Conference Outputs and of the International Video Contest: The Message of the Holocaust Today

 

5:00pm        Opening of the Memorial of Silence

Opening of the Memorial of Silence in Prague Bubny Railway Station

 

6:00pm        Defiant Requiem Concert (TBC)

By honoring the defiance and bravery of the prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II, performances by The Defiant Requiem Foundation show the role that music and art play in confronting contemporary challenges, including increased Holocaust ignorance, Holocaust denial, and antisemitism.

 

7:30pm        Dinner

Concert and Gala Dinner for Delegates in the Czernin Palace

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Friday Nov 4, 2022 – Tour to Terezín

 

9:30am - 12:00pm Guided Visit of the Ghetto Terezín 

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Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust, Interfaith Dialogue and FoRB
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Trauttmansdorffský palác
Loretánská ulice 180/6
118 00 Praha 1 
E-mail: da@mzv.cz
Tel.: +420 224 183 253
www.mzv.cz/terezindeclaration

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Holocaust Era Assets  Conference in Prague, June 26-30, 2009

Conference Proceedings

Publication Holocaust Era Assets (PDF, 7 MB)

Photogallery

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/first-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference-25796/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/second-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference-25909/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/second-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference---reception-26138/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/third-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference-26323/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/third-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference---reception-26450/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/fourth-day-of-holocaust-era-assets-conference-26539/

http://www.eu2009.cz/en/media-service/photo-gallery/fifth-day-of-holocaust-era-conference--26659/

More info

http://holocausteraassets.eu/

 

Important decisions in connection with the Terezín Declaration Conference

Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report

https://www.state.gov/reports/just-act-report-to-congress/

 

Pledges presented at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, October 13, 2021

 

https://www.government.se/4ad3b7/contentassets/7d3985b4106c41e69d699719533f16c0/outcome-document---pledges-presented-at-the-malmo-international-forum-on-holocaust-remembrance-and-combating-antisemitism.pdf

 

EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life (2021-2030)

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2021:615:FIN&pk_campaign=doc&pk_source=EUR-Lex&pk_medium=tw&pk_keyword=No2Antisemitism

 

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