International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Watch a video about Auschwitz
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Describes how he survived to be liberated in the Auschwitz camp
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.
New 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
January 27, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm (running time 20 minutes, repeated continuously), a special film screening in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Liberation and Return to Life. View liberation and its immediate aftermath through the eyes of the American soldiers who first entered Nazi concentration camps in the spring of 1945, and amateur footage that shows the rebuilding of the personal, political, and religious lives of Holocaust survivors in displaced persons’ camps. WARNING: The footage contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all viewers.
From April 12 through April 19, 2015, the Museum will lead the United States in observing the 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.