International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January 2007)
The United Nations has designated 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 1945 the Auschwitz death camp was liberated.
Auschwitz, in southern Poland, was the biggest Nazi death camp and liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on 27 January 1945. Up to 6 million Jews are estimated to have died in the concentration camps, as well as hundreds of thousands of others deemed undesirable due to ethnic origin, religious beliefs or other reasons, including gays and communists.
Selected learning materials
for Teaching About the Holocaust" in: Teaching about the Holocaust:
A Resourcebook for Educators (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
of War: What the Public Should Know (Roy Gutman and David Rieff
International treaties about the prevention of genocide:
Anne Frank House (Netherlands)
Milan imecka Foundation (Slovakia)
Simon Wiesenthal Center (USA)
Yad Vashem (Israel)