Remember ReAct

On 13 October 2021, Sweden is to host Remember ReAct, the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, to which some 50 heads of state have been invited.

The purpose of the Forum is to make forward-looking commitments to ensure that memory of the Holocaust is not lost and to combat antisemitism in a society in which racism is on the rise and in which many people suffer hate, threats and abuse on a daily basis.

The Swedish Institute is highlighting these efforts and in the same spirit has produced its own Remember ReAct toolkit, comprising an exhibition and social media materials.

Our hope is that missions abroad will join us in drawing attention to Holocaust remembrance and our joint fight against racism in connection with this autumn’s Remember ReAct Malmö Forum, which will serve as a springboard for Sweden’s Presidency of the IHRA in 2022. The exhibition can be provided locally for use both in the run-up to the Remember ReAct Forum and for further reflection this year and next.

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Living History Forum in Stockholm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry  of Education and Research.

More information about the forum: https://www.government.se/government-policy/remember–react/

Instructions

Exihibition overview (English, PDF)

Link to other related toolkits: https://sharingsweden.se/toolkits/raoul-wallenberg-exhibition/ 

Building blocks

The exhibition presents both Swedish and international efforts for Holocaust remembrance and the fight against antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism since the first Forum was held in Stockholm in 2000 and on to the present day.

Visitors to the exhibition will learn how in 1998, it was found that out of 8,000 Swedish students, a third were not certain whether the Holocaust had actually happened, prompting the Government to publish the book Tell Ye Your Children… (Om detta må ni berätta…), which was widely distributed to families with school-age children. The wide range of material in the exhibition also includes the founding of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the initiative to commemorate the Holocaust with an annual Day of Remembrance from 27 January 2005 onwards.

Another part of the exhibition considers antisemitism in Sweden and Europe today – how does it spread? Where is it found? What form does it take? What consequences does it have for Jewish people and what action is being taken?

Exhibition

The exhibition (English, low resolution pdf, apply and contact us for high resolution print files)
Exihibition overview (English, PDF)

Example of the exhibition mounted in the SI exhibition modules (jpg)
One version of the exhibition produced by the SI for the forum in Malmö.

Exhibition texts for translation (English, Word)

Exhibition captions for translation (English, Word)

Images

Press images. When you use the photos, please make sure to include the name of the photographer and the caption.

Timeline

Exhibition timeline (English, low resolution pdf, apply and contact us for high resolution print files)

Timeline texts for translation (Word, English)

Timeline captions for translation (Word, English)

Social media

Social media post images with English text for Facebook (JPG, download from Media Flow)

Social media post images with English text for Instagram (JPG, download from Media Flow)

Social media post texts in English for translation (English, word)

Social media short instruction (English, PDF)

Kindly use the English version above for translations. Remember to add the text from the image to the comments section making the text available for people with sight limitation.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Sylvia Augustinsson or Asta Rantanen.