International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27th

Report by Paula Antolini, January 25, 2020, 9:30AM EDT

January 27, 2020 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. Learn more about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide here.


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.


How to Remember

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The United Nations designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day—January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—to remember the six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of the Holocaust and to help prevent future genocides. Join us online for the Museum’s annual commemoration in the Hall of Remembrance.

Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Ruth Cohen, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer

Mourner’s Kaddish
Alfred Münzer, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer

Special Guest Performers
Trio Sefardi

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Today we face an alarming rise in Holocaust denial and antisemitism—even in the very lands where the Holocaust happened—and threats of genocide in other parts of the world. Each year the Museum reaches millions of people worldwide with the lessons about the dangers of unchecked hatred.

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WATCH LIVE ON 1/24 at 11 A.M.


1:37 minute video:

Jerusalem, Israel: Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center

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