INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION

Since 2002 Jasenovac Memorial Site has been co-operating with many museums and memorial institutions in Europe, the United States of America and Israel. Through the operations of IPAM (International Partnership Among Museums) Jasenovac Memorial Site has established a good bilateral relationship with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Jasenovac curators have received training in all museological subjects. It is also important to mention our co-operation with the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Museum, the Imperial War Museum in London, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Shoah Memorial in Paris.

In 2005 the Republic of Croatia became a regular member of the Task Force for International Co-operation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, and through its international network of institutions and museums, Jasenovac Memorial Site, whose director is a member of the national delegation to the work group for memorials and museums, has worked with all members of the International Task Force.

Jasenovac Memorial Site co-operates with the Ministries of Culture and Science, Education and Sport in the Republic of Croatia in organising international seminars relating to commemorations of the Day of Holocaust Remembrance on 27 January, and organises many workshops at Jasenovac Memorial Site, in the Memorial Museum and Education Centre, for all visitors, as well a for groups of pupils and students from abroad.

The international co-operation of Jasenovac Memorial Site is particularly important in using international connections and training to raise the profile of the Memorial Museum and the Education Centre, thus enabling Jasenovac Memorial Site to make a significant contribution to European cultural heritage and demonstrate to the international public ways of facing one’s own past, how to speak up for human rights and democracy in concert with international organisations, and how to provide contemporary teaching on genocide and holocaust.