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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 01, 2013 10:09 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Kenney to Attend Berlin Ceremony to Mark Commencement of Canada as Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - March 1, 2013) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, will be in Berlin with Dr. Mario Silva as the chairmanship of the International Holocaust remembrance Alliance (IHRA) passes from Belgium to Canada for 2013-2014.

The IHRA is an international organization comprised of 31 member countries devoted to Holocaust education, remembrance and research, both nationally and internationally. It was established in 1998, and Canada became a full member in 2009.

The Chair handover will be followed by the restitution of a painting from a German museum to the Canadian and Israeli university heirs of the art dealer, Dr. Max Stern.

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
TIME: 11:30 a.m. (local Berlin time)
LOCATION: Embassy of Canada (Canada Room)
Leipziger Platz 17, 10117
Berlin

Media please RSVP to jennifer.broadbridge@international.gc.ca

Media identification with photo will be required.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    National Headquarters
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca

    Alexis Pavlich
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    613-954-1064