TODAY IS: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Nobody in my university has mentioned the Holocaust Remembrance Day.. so I had to remind them 😞
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the 6 million men, women and children killed simply because they were Jewish. They will remain forever in our thoughts and prayers. TAL DRORI
Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
On November 1, 2005, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7 to designate January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and is meant to honor the victims of Nazism. The same resolution supports the development of educational programs to remember the Holocaust and to prevent further genocide.
Resolution 60/7 not only establishes January 27 as “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust,” it also rejects any form of Holocaust denial. The resolution encourages member states of the UN to actively preserve sites that the Nazis used during the “Final Solution” (for example, killing centers, concentration camps, and prisons.) Drawing from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the resolution condemns all forms of “religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief” throughout the world. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008232