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.
How to Remember
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Watch the Commemoration Live
On January 25 at 11 a.m. ET, the Museum will host a commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Honorable Emily Haber, ambassador of Germany to the United States, will offer remarks. The ceremony also will feature reflections from Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, a prayer of remembrance by Holocaust survivor Harry Markowicz, and a musical interlude by Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Jacqueline Mendels Birn. Join live at ushmm.org/watch.
Global Screening and Discussion
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, audiences in nearly 30 countries will gather 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. Join us at the Museum on January 27 at 1 p.m. ET for the screening and discussion. This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Learn more and reserve your spot.