The Holocaust was the genocide of the European Jews between 1941 and 1945. Across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews, around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. For more background information see the Wikipedia article
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 that established the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, also designated 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust – observed with ceremonies and activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and at United Nations offices around the world.
27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.
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