International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan. 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to remember the victims of the Holocaust and the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945. The day remembers the killing of 6 million Jews and 11 million others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by United Nations General Assembly resolution on Nov. 1 2005. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.