Every year in the month of January people remember and recalled the day Holocaust Memorial Day which is actually remembered for the assassination of six million Jews brutally in the World War 2.
This is the Holocaust Memorial Day which is remembered for the Hitler’s genocide, also regarded as the Shoah in Hebrew, which took place between 1941 and 1945 as war raged across in the whole Europe.
Holocaust Memorial Day is alike events which actually take place across the world in the month of January which marks the recalling the memorial day, that also commemorates subsequent genocides around the world including Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur.
Why is it held on January 27?
Now take a look at the story behind the Holocaust Memorial Day which is regarded as one of the appalling periods in human history.
Importance of the date – a day of liberation
27th January 1945 is the day of the Auschwitz concentration camp in modern-day Poland which was received freedom by the Soviets, nearly eight months previously the war officially ended.
By the time they arrived though, some citizens had been sent out on a death march.
During the period when the Soviets arrived at the camp, around 7,000 people were sick and dying people remained.
In the five years, it is open, an estimated 1.1 million people were killed at the concentration camp, around 90 percent of people Jewish reportadely.
The remainder was a mix of nationalities which includes the Romany people, Soviets, and Polish.
One in six of the Jews killed in the war died at Auschwitz as part of Hitler’s Final Solution.
Between 1942 and 1945 Jewish people were brought into the camp from across Europe and they were come by train and then killed in the gas chambers.
January 27 also marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Each memorial’s theme
Holocaust Memorial Day was started in the UK 2001 and has been marked every year which is said to be the same date since anyway.
Each year has a theme, which includes the ‘remembering genocides: lessons for the future’ and ‘one person can make a different’.
There is a strong focus on trying to ensure mankind doesn’t repeat the horrific mistakes of its past by learning from the Holocaust.
The 2018 theme is ‘the power of words’; the idea being words can make a difference – both for good and evil.
How to get involved
There will be dozens of events and exhibitions that are organized and held to mark the Holocaust on January 27 in the whole nation.
Holocaust Memorial Quotes
The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us – Ariel Sharon
The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction – Tim Holden
To me, the Holocaust stands alone as the most horrible human event in modern civilisation – Robert Shapiro
The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society’s democratic values – Tim Holden
There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust – Fidel Castro
People are feeling and sensing a return of anti-Semitism – even in Europe, which, 70 years after the Holocaust, is a very scary thing. I think they are feeling that Israel is very isolated and doesn’t always get what they see as fair treatment in the European media – Jonathan Sacks
When the Holocaust happened, I was 15 years old. My parents kept it a secret from me, despite belonging to the Red Cross. I only found out about it much later. Even today I still feel guilty, because I was an ignoramus between the age of 15 and 25. I am sorry I couldn’t stand up for them – Jean-Luc Godard
Holocaust denial, once the preserve of fringe conspiracy theorists, has mutated into Holocaust obfuscation, equivocation, and specious comparison on a larger scale than ever – Ephraim Mirvis
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