Commemorative Day of the Victims of National Socialism

The Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism (in German Tag an die Opfer des Gedenkens des Nationalsozialismus ) takes place in Germany every January 27th since 1996. 1 Commemorates the day of liberation of the concentration camp of Auschwitz by the Red Army during the The last year of World War II . 2The United Nations declared in 2005 that day as the International Day of Remembrance for the Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust .

Anniversary in Germany

The day serves as a tribute to the victims of a totalitarian regime unprecedented during Nazi Germany :

Jews , Christians , Sinti , Roma , disabled , homosexuals , political opponents, members of the resistance , scientists , artists , journalists , prisoners of war, deserters, children and elderly people from the front, people forced to work and the millions of people who were tortured , Deprived of their rights, persecuted and murdered under the regime of National Socialist terror. 3

Norbert Lammert


  1. Back to top↑ Bundesgesetzblatt (January 3, 1996). «Proklamation des Bundespräsidenten» (in German) . Accessed January 20, 2016 .
  2. Back to top↑ Politische Bildung. «70 Jahre Befreiung von Auschwitz – 27. Januar 2015» (in German) . Accessed January 20, 2016 .
  3. Back to top↑ Die Bundesregierung (January 27, 2008). «27. Januar – Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus – Gedenkstunde des Deutschen Bundestages am 25. Januar 2008 – Ansprache des Bundestagspräsidenten Dr Norbert Lammert: ‘ (in German) . Accessed January 20, 2016 .