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Museum Remembrance Events


International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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. Learn more.

Days of Remembrance Commemoration Ceremony at US Capitol

Since 1982, the Museum has organized and led the national Days of Remembrance ceremony in the US Capitol with Holocaust survivors, liberators, members of Congress, White House officials, the diplomatic corps, and community leaders in attendance.

The Museum’s 2020 Days of Remembrance ceremony will take place at the US Capitol on Tuesday, April 21.

Names Reading at the Museum

Reading the names of the men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet very personal way of remembering these individuals. During the Days of Remembrance, the Museum organizes a names reading in which visitors can participate.

Elie Wiesel Award and National Tribute Dinner

The Elie Wiesel Award recognizes internationally prominent individuals whose actions have advanced the Museum’s vision of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Museum presents the award at the annual National Tribute Dinner in the spring in Washington, DC.