Every year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 to reflect on the atrocities inflicted by Adolf Hitler, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated six million Jews. The day commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945 from Nazi control.
The theme “Home and Belonging” guides United Nations Holocaust remembrance and education in 2023.
During 1933–1945, Hitler’s German Nazi administration killed many ethnic groups, notably European Jews, whom he regarded as an inferior race. It is said that Jewish men, women, and children at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland faced the most heinous atrocities. The UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 60/7 not only to commemorate the “International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust,” but to reject any form of Holocaust denial.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights supports the resolution to condemn all forms of “religious intolerance, incitement, harassment, or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief” across the world.