International Day of Remembrance in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The United Nations General Assembly decides the 1 of November of 2005 , in Resolution 60/7 1 designate the January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day . 2

The chosen date is the day the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau , the largest Nazi extermination centers, was released by the Red Army in 1945 .

“Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”
The theme of the 2017 Holocaust memorial and educational activities, including the Holocaust Commemorative Ceremony, is “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”. This theme highlights the fact that Holocaust education has a universal dimension and can be an appropriate forum to promote respect for human rights, increase tolerance and defend our common humanity. The Holocaust constituted a decisive historical moment from which it is possible to draw valuable lessons today on the danger of extremism and the prevention of genocide.

Themes of the International Day of Remembrance in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Year Theme
2017 “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”
2016 “The Holocaust and Human Dignity”
2015 “Freedom, Life and Legacy of Holocaust Survivors”
2014 «Travel through the Holocaust».
2013 “Rescues during the Holocaust: The courage to worry.”
2012 “Children and the Holocaust.”
2011 “Women and the Holocaust: Courage and Compassion”.
2010 “Commemoration of the Holocaust: The Legacy of Survival.”
2009 ‘An Authentic Basis for Hope: Holocaust Remembrance and Education’.
2008 Commemoration 2008
2007 Commemoration 2007
2006 Commemoration 2006

References

  1. Back to top↑ United Nations Resolution 60/7
  2. Back to top↑ “International Day of Remembrance in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust” . United Nations
  3. Back to top↑ Lozano, Álvaro (January 27, 2015). “The liberation of Auschwitz. The door of hell . ” The Country . Accessed January 27, 2017 .