|Holocaust Remembrance Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day
|#Holocaust, #WeRemember, #NeverAgain, #HMD2024, #ICJ
|27 January 2024
|27 January 2025
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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust aims to honour the lives of six million Jews, alongside countless other minorities, who were systematically killed during World War II. It provides an opportunity to reaffirm a universal commitment to human rights and to reject hatred, bigotry, and violence. The day is also a reminder of the lessons to be learnt from the Holocaust, so as to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
The United Nations General Assembly designated this observance in 2005, marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The Holocaust has a significant resonance in Australia, which became a refuge to an estimated 35,000 Holocaust survivors post-World War II. This is considered the largest per capita intake of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel. Today, the Holocaust forms an integral part of Australian public memory and has had a profound impact on Australian society, values, and identity.
The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is typically marked in Australia through education programmes, memorial services, and commemorative events. These activities foster greater awareness about the Holocaust, its causes, and its consequences. Institutions such as the Sydney Jewish Museum and Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre play pivotal roles in these endeavours. These observances, held annually on January 27th, aim to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and ask all Australians to stand against antisemitism and xenophobia, upholding the dignity and rights of all people.
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vibewire.com.au2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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