International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Auschwitz survivor Bart Stern
January 27, 2015
The UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
Film Resource for Commemorations: The Path to Nazi Genocide
Produced by the Museum, this 38-minute film provides a concise overview of the Holocaust and is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945. Watch the film.
The Museum has partnered with the United Nations Outreach Programme to make the film available in all UN official languages. In addition to English, you can watch the film online in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
At the Museum
The Museum screened the film Liberation and Return to Life in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater throughout the day on January 27, 2015. The film depicts liberation and its immediate aftermath through the eyes of the American soldiers who first entered the Nazi concentration camps in spring 1945 and includes amateur footage of survivors’ efforts to rebuild their lives in displaced persons camps.
From April 12 through April 19, 2015, the Museum will lead the United States in observing Days of Remembrance, the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Read more about Days of Remembrance and how to organize a commemoration or attend one in your community.