The World Holocaust Forum Foundation is an international organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its important lessons for all of humanity. The Foundation has been charged with two major functions. The first of which is the organization and administration of International Holocaust Forums on a continuing basis. The Forums are unique in that they call for the direct participation of World Leaders in the examination and the advancement of Holocaust awareness and commemoration in their respective nations and throughout the world. Moreover, the Forum will monitor the state of global anti-Semitism and will work in conjunction with the respective world leaders for its eradication.
The Foundation’s second major function is the creation and administration of the European Holocaust education program. Founded upon the initiative of Yad Vashem and the European Jewish Congress, the education program will commence with teaching seminars that will create a core of European educators that will be able to disseminate Holocaust education throughout the various European nations. This core of educators will in turn be able to instruct other educators in each of the individual nations as well as prepare instruction materials in each of the European languages. Furthermore, the materials will be culturally sensitive so that this essential information can be imparted in the most efficient manner.
The Foundation was established in 2005 following the First International Holocaust Forum in Krakow, Poland and marked the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau. Recognizing that the world will soon lose the last of the survivors of the Holocaust and in light of the troubling upsurge of global anti-Semitism, the World Holocaust Forum Foundation is committed to eternalizing the knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and to foster tolerance between religions and nationalities in the aspiration of eliminating all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia. The Foundation currently has offices in Moscow, Geneva, and Jerusalem.