January DEI - International Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 each year to honor the victims of the Holocaust and to promote the importance of preventing further genocides. The day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 through Resolution A/RES/60/7. The day is observed with ceremonies and educational programs at the UN Headquarters and around the world, with themes chosen annually to focus on specific aspects of the Holocaust and its impact. The day is also marked with national commemorations in various countries, with activities ranging from lectures and presentations to candlelight vigils and reading victims' names. The day serves as an important reminder of the atrocities of the past and the need to remain vigilant in the fight against hatred and intolerance.
To learn more, click here to visit U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's webpage.