International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

KL Mauthausen, Upper Austria

On 27 January 1945, Ausschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops.

In 2005 the 27 January was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the "International Holocaust Remembrance Day". 

The International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is thus a day on which we must reassert our commitment to human rights. [...]

We must also go beyond remembrance, and make sure that new generations know this history. We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. And we must do our utmost so that all peoples may enjoy the protection and rights for which the United Nations stands.

Message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon 

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