International Conference ”Holocaust Distortion and Counter Strategies“

15.11. um 13:00 16.11. um 18:45


Via Kreuzberger Initiative gegen Antisemitismus KIgA e.V.:

Holocaust distortion is not a new phenomenon, but has reached a disturbingly new level in Europe and on a global scale. It often is based on antisemitic world views or nurtures antisemitic tropes. Expressions of Holocaust distortion can be found across the political spectrum, but they are increasingly instrumentalized by a growing Far Right, in nationalistic discourses, religious fundamentalism and online hate campaigns. Distortion of historical facts not only discriminates against victims and descendants, but also endangers our collective understanding of our own history, and historical truth. The dissemination
of fake histories, propaganda, and hate speech aims directly at the foundations of our societies. It specifically attacks civil society, democratic institutions, and the credibility of scientific experts and independent media.
The Kreuzberg Initiative Against Antisemitism (KIgA e.V.) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are organizing an International Conference in cooperation with the Topography of Terror to address the issue of Holocaust distortion from the standpoint of considering educational strategies to counter some of its leading manifestations.

The conference will cover:

• What are expressions of Holocaust distortion and why and how is Holocaust distortion used for political purposes?
• What are the recommendations developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and which counter strategies do international and non-governmental organizations pursue?
• What are new approaches within Holocaust education to engage young audiences?
• Which role does social media play in spreading and in countering Holocaust distortion? Which new research is done in the field of monitoring and countering online Holocaust distortion? Which tasks remain for tech companies, legislation, administration and civil society to do and which alliances to find?

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present and discuss its exhibition „Some Were Neighbors“ during the conference.

The conference language is English without translation.

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