Holocaust Memorial Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day in United Nations in 2022
The entry gate to Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Dates of Holocaust Memorial Day
2022 United Nations Thursday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2021 United Nations Wednesday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2020 United Nations Monday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2019 United Nations Sunday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is commemorated on January 27th each year.

January 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp when 7,000 prisoners of the German Nazi camp were liberated by the soldiers of the Soviet Army.

The Nazis murdered over 6 million Jews, and millions of others, including LGBTQ+ people, Roma, Poles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, people with disabilities and more. Today people around the world are paying tribute to victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

At 8pm local time, get ready to 'Light the Darkness'. Households across the world will be lighting candles and safely putting them in their windows to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January (if you are able to do so safely).

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