International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust memorial in Berlin, © Colourbox
On November 1, 2005, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7 to designate January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
The purpose of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is two-fold: to serve as a date for official commemoration of the victims of the Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust education throughout the world and to prevent further genocide.
Date: January 27, 2020
Venue: To be announced!