January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance DayToday we commemorate all those innocent people who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust.
The deadliest Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland was established in 1940. The death camp Auschwitz where more than 1.1 million Jews were killed, was liberated by the Soviet Red Army 75 years ago today, on January 27th, 1945. Today the former concentration camp is a memorial site, it helps educate millions of visitors each year.
On November 1st, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly declared January 27th as the 'International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust' and urged Member States to develop educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again.
6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. The Nazis remained devoted to killing Jews up to the very last day of the war, even long after it was clear that they had lost the war. Men, women, children and entire families were murdered systematically by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Today we remember all the lives lost in Auschwitz and throughout the Holocaust.