International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day commemorates the 6.5 million lives systemically taken from concentration camps throughout Germany and Poland.

Not just a day for remembrance, but a day to recognize that we live in a free country, while genocide still occurs around the world. Together we can end hatred and ignorance in our country, and in the world.

For more information on ways to honor this day and reflect on the lives that were lost, visit