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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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January 27

The United Nations 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 six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

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Museum Commemoration

On January 25 at 11 a.m. ET, the Museum hosted a commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Honorable Emily Haber, ambassador of Germany to the United States, offered remarks. The ceremony also featured reflections from Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, a prayer of remembrance by Holocaust survivor Harry Markowicz, and a musical interlude. 

Global Screening and Discussion

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, audiences in nearly 30 countries gathered to simultaneously watch Who Will Write Our History? This documentary by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg reveals how a clandestine group in the Warsaw ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. The Museum hosted a screening and discussion on January 27.