International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on January 27. January 27 marks the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 1.1 million people died, including 1 million Jews.

The day is part of the efforts to educate about the dark phase of humanity and to deny any efforts to reject Holocaust denial. The UN resolution which designated January 27 as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust calls for education programs on the Holocaust to help prevent genocide and rejected denials that the Holocaust occurred.

Symbol of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme

 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated every year since 2006. Jewish groups, particularly in Israel observe Yom HaShoah, which is a day of mourning for Holocaust victims on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, which falls in April or May of the Gregorian calendar.

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