In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 60/7 designating January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This date marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in 1945. It is a day of remembrance, an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, to reflect on its atrocities, and to honour its victims to ensure it will never happen again.
We remember the six million Jewish people who were systemically murdered, and hundreds of thousands more that were displaced by this horrendous act of hatred. We acknowledge the pain and sense of loss this day brings for both the survivors and their families.