January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United Nations Department of Global Communications marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Holocaust on January 27. This year, 2020 marks 75th anniversary of the day.

The Day was officially announced in November 2005 at the United Nations General Assembly

Highlights

The International Day marks the ending of world war II. It also marks the establishment of United Nations formed in response to the crimes of Holocaust and Second World War. This year, the theme of the day is as follows

Theme: 75 Years after Auschwitz-Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

The day also marks the anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was a complex that operated more than 40 exterminations camps and concentration camps during World War II.

The Holocaust

The holocaust was the genocide of the European Jews between 1941 and 1945. Two-thirds of European population were Jews. Around two-thirds of the European population were Jewish and Nazis under the leadership of Hitler murdered around 6 million.

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