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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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On 27th January 1945 the Red Army entered the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau and freed the prisoners.

The UN "Holocaust Remembrance" resolution - A/RES/60/7 of 1st November 2005 - designates 27th January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, observed with ceremonies and activities around the world.


Berlin, 27th January
The Holocaust in Visual Culture

London, 27th January
a national commemoration and many local events

Holocaust survivors' stories

Paris, from 25th to 28th January
events at the Holocaust Memorial

Dublin, 24th January
Holocaust Memorial Day

New York, from 25th to 28th January
commemorations held in the seat of the United Nations

Wellington, 27th January
commemoration of the children murdered in the Shoah

27 January 2010

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Persecution prevention

memory, the Righteous, the international commitment

The prevention of genocide and more in general of the crimes against humanity ranks high in the international agenda after the tragedies of the Twentieth century in Europe and the outbreak of new persecutions and mass murder cases in the world. The countries' awareness has increased with the opening of the new millennium, but it is still too limited and ineffectual.
Daniel J. Goldhagen, author of the famous essay Hitler's Willing Executioners, in his subsequent essay Worse than war has coined a new word - eliminationism - to point at all forms of mass extermination, by underlining their feature as a choice lucidly made by villains to advantage themselves politically.

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