International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Describes how he survived to be liberated in the Auschwitz camp
January 27, 2014
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. It is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945. Watch the film.
At the Museum
For the 2014 commemoration, the Museum will host a candle-lighting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 24, for Holocaust survivors, the Washington, DC, diplomatic community, and the general public in the Hall of Remembrance.
On Monday, January 27, the Museum will screen its new, short film about the Holocaust, The Path to Nazi Genocide, in the Helena Rubinstein Auditorium at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Visitors also will be invited to read aloud the names of Holocaust victims in the Hall of Remembrance between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
From April 27 through May 4, 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 plan or attend one in your community.