International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2024 Posted January 27, 2024 by admin@interfaith

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“…no matter where we live as a human race, the same rules apply. Hatred leads to destruction and war, and war – as happened here at Auschwitz – leads to the death of one million people. We should remember that.”

Jarek Mensfelt,
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

January 27, 2024

Dear Friends,

January 27, is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations. There were 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazi persecution.

At Auschwitz alone, 1.1 million people died including about 1 million Jews, 70-75,000 Poles, over 20,000 Roma, over 14,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and 10-15,000 people of other nationalities.

The study of Auschwitz, “…is a way of understanding where racism, political intolerance, fascism can lead. Auschwitz stands as a perpetual reminder of where humanity can go wrong.”

Auschwitz: Journey into Hell,
dir. Toby Groom, HISTORY TV, 2013.
Courtesy of © AETN UK.