International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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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Watch the Commemoration Live
On January 26 at 11 a.m. ET, the Museum will host a commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This program will feature remarks from the Honorable David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, and a Holocaust survivor, musical selections, as well as a candle-lighting ceremony and victims’ names reading. Join live at ushmm.org/watch.