International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
Holocaust survivors and various leaders make their voices heard on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Many of them speak publicly about the Holocaust or their experiences around the event, its aftermath and why the world should never forget what happened in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.
The UN organizes and supports events such as: concerts by musicians who survived the Holocaust or are survivors’ descendants; art exhibitions influenced by the Holocaust; presentations of special stamps; the introduction of special educational programs; and film screening and book signing focused on the Holocaust.
5 Places to Remember Holocaust Day
1. Auschwitz (Poland)
2. Anne Frank’s House (The Netherlands)
3. Yad Vashem (Israel)
4. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Germany)
5. Shoes on the Danube Bank (Hungary)
We, as Fundacja CAT, went to Auschwitz to remember and witness one of the darkest moments of the history.