Three Things You Should Know About Holocaust Remembrance Days

Jan 04, 23 Three Things You Should Know About Holocaust Remembrance Days

Remembering the tragedy of the Holocaust is important for honoring the memory of the victims and ensuring that it never happens again. To preserve the memory of the Holocaust, many remembrance days have been established in cities and countries all around the world. Here are three things you should know about the observance of these Holocaust memorial days.

Countries Around the World Observe

Holocaust memorial days are observed all over the world. Many countries celebrate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Other days that mark anniversaries of national events during the Holocaust are also observed.

Different Dates Are Observed

The United Nations established International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005, but different Holocaust memorial days are still observed in different countries. Israel and many Jewish communities observe Yom HaShoah on the 27th of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, which falls in April or May.

Remembrance Days Combat Hatred

An important part of remembering the Holocaust is a focus on combating hatred and intolerance. Remembering the Holocaust means ensuring that it never happens again by promoting understanding and tolerance, fighting antisemitism and working to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity around the world.

Are you looking for educational resources for teaching and learning about the Holocaust? ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is the first-ever Holocaust curriculum fully developed and facilitated by a living Holocaust survivor, Ben Lesser. Learn more at

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