At an international seminar in Budapest, education staff discussed the organization of remembrance days for Holocaust victims in European countries

On 22-25 August, 2019 an international seminar was held in Budapest. The participants of the event were teachers, education staff, representatives of various organizations of historical memory from Austria, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Romania.

During the seminar, participants shared ideas on Holocaust projects and on the annual participation of representatives from these countries in the March of the Living in Poland, the former Auschwitz concentration camp. Discussions and sharing of the ideas took place in groups and the participants had the opportunity to learn more about Holocaust education in other countries. Ingrida Vilkienė, coordinator of education programs of the International Commission, and Tautvydas Anilionis, director of Margarita Rimkevicaite vocational training center in Panevėžys, shared their experience on the cooperation between the secretariat of the International Commission and Tolerance education centers and the projects of historical memory, which were implemented. The participants of the seminar visited the exposition of a traveling carriage, telling the history of the Hungarian Jewish Holocaust, and visited the monuments to the victims of the Holocaust in other cities.

During the international event, a cooperation agreement was signed between the International Commission and the European March of the Living Organization (EMOTL). It was signed by Ronaldas Račinskas, Executive director of the International Commission, and Michel Gourary, Executive director of EMOTL.