International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27

The world commemorates January 27 as the International Day of Remembrance in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor 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 united nations devised an outreach programme called the united nations outreach programme to tell the world about the need to prevent others instances of such cruelty. Many programmes were launched to recall the Universal declaration of human rights and  to warn people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the ending of the Second World War, and the ending of the Holocaust. 2020 also marks the establishment of the United Nations, formed in response to atrocity crimes of the Holocaust and the Second World War, with the aim of building a world that is just and peaceful.

A number of activities, including special events, film screening, discussion pappers from leading academics, information materials,  partnerships with intergovernmental organizations and many other initiatives were undertaken to encourage awareness about fascism, and the concentration of powers in individuals

HOLOCAUST means….. 

Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire”.

 The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah,was a genocide of the European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, when nations were engaged in second world war, Nazi Germany systematically murderd six million jews in Europe. One of the most genocide in history, Holocaust is a sad testimony to the depths of Man’s cruelty and brutality could reach!

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