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Handover ceremony of the IHRA chairmanship from Luxembourg to Germany on 3 March

Handover Chairmanship IHRA

Handover Chairmanship IHRA, © Thomas Koehler/photothek.net

03.03.2020 - Article

The handover ceremony for the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance took place in the Berlin House of Representatives on 3 March 2020, with the role passing from Luxembourg to Germany.

Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, handover ceremony IHRA
Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, handover ceremony IHRA© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net

The many prominent and high-ranking guests were warmly welcomed by Michael Roth, Member of the German Bundestag and Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office, as well as Michaela Küchler, chairperson of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Other speakers at the event were Ralf Wieland, President of the Berlin House of Representatives, and Georges Santer, IHRA chairman in 2019-2020.

The whole speech by Minister of State Michael Roth is available here.

Musical entertainment was provided by the singer Vivian Kanner and her accordionist Maxim Shagaev, as well as the pianist Annika Treutler.

The audience enjoyed a presentation by the youth forum denk!mal and was introduced to a tribute to the murdered composer Victor Ullmann: Going Digital against Oblivion – Outlawed Music 2020, a project of the Siemens Arts Program. This virtual-reality art installation by Alexander Stublić could be viewed by guests after the event.

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Speech by Ambassador Michaela Küchler during the handover ceremony of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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