Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

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2021 Date8 May 2021
2022 Date8 May 2022
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War History

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War seeks to remember the victims of World War II. This day encourages all organizations individuals to pay tribute to all the victims. It serves as a reminder that the United Nations was created after the horrific events of this war. The aims of the UN have remained the same since it was established in 1945. Save future generations from the scourge of war, and unite member states to deal with new challenges or threats peacefully.

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War was established in 2004 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on May 8th and May 9th.

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  • World War II was one of the deadliest international conflicts in history. A total of 60 to 80 million people were killed. Civilians comprised about 50-55 million of these deaths while military troops comprised 21 to 25 million.
  • Several countries chose to remain neutral during World War II. These included Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • The victory over fascism and tyranny in May 1945 marked the beginning of a new era. An appreciation for international solidarity and our shared humanity led to the birth of the United Nations, with the overriding mission of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Our world is still suffering the impact of conflict. Even during the current COVID-19 crisis, we see new efforts to divide people and spread hatred. As we mark this 75th anniversary, let’s remember the lessons of 1945 and work together to end the pandemic and build a future of peace, safety and dignity for all - António Guterres

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War Top Events and Things to Do

  • Read about the stories of veterans who have fought in wars.
  • Visit one of the many war memorials around the world. Some popular memorials include the National World War II memorial in Washington, DC or the Cenotaph in London, United Kingdom. Another popular memorial is the Mamayev Kurgan (The Motherland Calls) in Volgograd, Russia.
  • Watch a film that dives into the atrocities of World War 2. Here are our suggestions:
    Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Come and See (1985)

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War Day - References and Related Sites

UN: Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War Starts
www.history.com: World War II

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