The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated each year on January 27th, the date in 1945 when the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps were liberated by the Red Army.
The date was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in November 2005 as an international day, and since then in the European Parliament the commemoration event has grown to become an official memorial hosted by the President of the European Parliament together with the European Jewish Congress.
On Wednesday, 24th January, the European Parliament will mark the date with a solemn event with speeches by the current President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor and the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.
CMJ Israel welcomes the opportunity to join an international social media campaign initiated by the World Jewish Congress to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
With the campaign, which encourages people to post pictures of themselves with signs saying “#We remember”, the World Jewish Congress hopes to reach 500 million people from around the globe. The WJC launched the inaugural We Remember campaign in 2017, with the hopes of reaching six million in a symbolic gesture to the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust; more than 250 million were reached.
More information may be found here: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/weremember.
For information about some of the survivors of the Holocaust and their stories, visit Shadows of Shoah here: www.shadowsofshoah.com.