The whole world celebrates and observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in commemoration of the victims of Holocaust prior to and during the World War II. It is considered to be one of the most tragic events that occurred in the World History which is also a picture of an absolute evil and has become the worldwide heritage of all the civilized societies.
When is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014
International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed on Monday, 27th day of January.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is always remembered annually on January 27.
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Origin
Holocaust is the term used to describe a mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews residing in Europe during the World War II as well as millions of others who have disabilities, homosexuals, and political and religious antagonists were killed by the Nazi regime which was led by Adolf Hitler.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on November 1, 2005 to be observed every year on January 27. It is also the same date during 1945 where the largest Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oświecim, Poland was liberated and released by the Red Army troops (Soviet troops). Thus, the UN General Assembly marks January 27, 2005 as the 60th anniversary of the deliverance of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of Holocaust, before it was officially declared as a global observance.
The Resolution however, was designated on this day which aims to honor the memory of the victims of Holocaust and to encourage every member of the United Nation to promote educational programs and intensive learning about the History of Holocaust that it shouldn’t be forgotten, to make sure that future generations are well-edecated on this trgic history, and to help that future acts of mass murders and killings in any way be prevented and that history won’t repeat itself anymore. It also rejects the denial of Holocaust that it never had existed in the history. It also calls for aggressively preserving the Holocaust sites which served as Nazi’s extermination camps and prisons.
Highlights of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust survivors and various leaders aired their thoughts and sentiments on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and shared their horrible experiences about the Holocaust on how they have survived the tragedy. They encourage everyone that this part of history though terrible, should never be forgotten but remembered throughout all ages.
The Unites Nations as well, supports events such as concerts held by survivors or survivor’s family, some art exhibits about the Holocaust, Book signings that point to Holocaust or movie screening. Some others also hold seminars and educational programs on Holocaust and its bequest in the modernized era.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015
International Holocaust Remembrance Day will occur on Tuesday, January 27.