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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution.

As we are witnessing an alarming rise of antisemitism around the globe, it is more important than ever for us to recognize the critical lessons of Holocaust history as we commemorate the victims and honor the survivors.

How to Mark the Day

At the Museum and other commemoration sites, we remember Holocaust victims by reading their names, by lighting candles, and by learning about the Holocaust. All of us can mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day by sharing the truth of the Holocaust and by confronting antisemitism and hate in our daily lives.

2024 Commemoration

Watch a special episode of the Museum’s award-winning Stay Connected Live virtual series featuring special guest Tova Friedman, who will talk about surviving Auschwitz and the dangerous surge in antisemitism today. The episode airs live on Friday, January 26, at 1 p.m., and will be available to watch on-demand afterward on the Museum’s YouTube page.

Follow the Museum on Instagram to learn more about the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors.

Join the Conversation

Share your reflections about International Holocaust Remembrance Day on social media using #HolocaustRemembranceDay.

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Watch a Past Commemoration

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