Introduction

The World Holocaust Forum Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its important lessons for all of humanity.

About the Foundation

Recognising that the world will soon lose the last survivors of the Holocaust and in light of the troubling upsurge of global antisemitism, the World Holocaust Forum Foundation is committed to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and to fostering tolerance between religions and nationalities in the aspiration of eliminating all forms of antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia. The Foundation was born out of the need to preserve Jewish life in Europe, to fight antisemitism, oblivion and Holocaust revisionism, and to prevent a future nuclear catastrophe.

COMBATTING ANTISEMITISM AND HOLOCAUST DENIAL.
PROMOTING EDUCATION ABOUT THE SHOAH

Combatting antisemitism and Holocaust denial and promoting education about the Shoah at the international level is the aim of the Foundation’s programme entitled ‘Let My People Live!’.

The Foundation also engages in promoting the adoption of laws throughout Europe that criminalise denial of the Holocaust. Now that the German and Russian archives are finally becoming fully accessible to researchers, it is tremendously important that the truth about the Holocaust is presented to the public and supported with irrefutable documentary evidence.

Furthermore, within the scope of this programme, support is given to the production of a range of detailed documentaries featuring the true history of the Holocaust as backed up by documents and other evidence. This programme is essential, both for European Jews and for Europe as a whole, since Europe’s attitude toward the Holocaust reflects its attitude toward its own conscience.

Preventing a nuclear catastrophe

Nuclear catastrophe and proliferation represent an international problem, one that concerns not only Israel, but all European nations as well. A comprehensive understanding of this issue must be achieved with the help of recognised international experts. Their unbiased opinions must be decisive in the practical and political responses to these issues.

The nuclear threat issue, a top priority from the 1950s through the 1990s, has now moved to the periphery of public thought, hidden behind a variety of other problems like climate change and migration. By not realising the stakes and dangers of the nuclear threat the European and international public is making a huge mistake, and the consequences of this mistake can be fatal.

People must be reminded of the very real and deadly danger of a nuclear conflict, followed by a “nuclear winter” and other environmental catastrophes. In today’s world, a nuclear conflict would not be contained or stay local (for example, in the Middle East). Such a catastrophe would trigger a political chain reaction, inevitably leading to a global catastrophe.