Switzerland takes part in the Holocaust Era Assets Conference in Prague

Bern, Press release, 26.06.2009

An international conference on assets stolen during the Shoah will bring together 49 government delegations in Prague from today until 30 June. A Swiss delegation will participate in this conference.

The governement of the Czech Republic is hosting the Holocaust Era Assets Conference. It will start today in Prague with expert meetings and a plenary assembly and will conclude in the former concentration camp site Terezin on 30 June with a ceremony at which a declaration will be adopted. 

Experts and diplomats will discuss a number of subjects connected with the Shoah, notably in the area of education, remembrance, property, stolen art and Jewish cultural goods. In all, 49 government delegations will take part in the conference.  A Swiss delegation consisting of representatives of the FDFA and the FDHA, together with three experts from the fields of education and of stolen art, will take part in the conference.

The delegation is headed by ambassador Jean Francois Kammer. The Swiss delegation took part before this in a plenary meeting in Oslo of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF), an action group of which Switzerland has been a member since 2004.


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