Gabriella and Katerina Frei of Holice, Czechoslovakia, pose for a studio portrait, circa 1935–37. On May 18, 1944, they were deported to Auschwitz, where they were murdered. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Vera Meisels
The United Nations has designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day—a time to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution. In 2024, the commemoration coincides with a surge in antisemitism worldwide.
Join us at the Museum to remember the victims, honor the survivors, and reaffirm the timely and timeless lessons of the Holocaust. Visit on January 26 and 27 to:
Read names in the Hall of Remembrance from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (use your own list or one provided for you). You may also simply listen or light a memorial candle.
Receive a special commemorative pin that will be distributed to all visitors.
On Friday, January 26, from 2–3:45 p.m., Holocaust survivors will be at the Museum to engage with visitors about their experiences.
On Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m–4 p.m., watch a special episode of the Museum’s award-winning Stay Connected Live series in the Helena Rubinstein Auditorium.
Find more information about visiting the Museum at ushmm.org/visit.