International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Saturday, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when the world community commemorates the Holocaust, when 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 after the UN had marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp — the largest Nazi concentration camp. It is a time, too, to help the many Holocaust survivors, who struggle today with bitter memories and crippling poverty. Learn more about this dark and tragic time through our many resources.
It is difficult to remember the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, where six million innocent souls perished simply because they were Jewish. But to not remember and talk about the Holocaust is even more dangerous since "those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Use the following resources as a starting point to help...
Keeping the voices of the Holocaust alive and strong is one significant way that we can, like Elie Wiesel, "never be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation."
Fellowship writer Yonit Rothchild shares her grandfather’s moving story of surviving the Holocaust as part of his legacy that the world never forget.
Simply remembering the Holocaust and its victims is no longer enough. Find out how you can help care for Holocaust survivors, many of whom struggle today with bitter memories and crippling poverty, through offering prayers, providing lifesaving assistance, or learning how to stand against anti-Semitism.