International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27
Fri, Jan 27, 2023

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The history of mass genocide is not able to leave anyone indifferent. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established to commemorate all victims of the Holocaust. A. Hitler had a special hatred for the Jews, who gave the order to destroy everyone who dares to violate the purity of Aryan blood. For these purposes, concentration camps were created.


During World War II, many innocent civilians died. Each of them had his own story, which he could not tell the world. The extermination of Jews is considered one of the most terrible crimes of Hitler and his accomplices. By the time the hostilities ended, about a third of the total number of representatives of the nation had been destroyed.

Adolf Hitler, who launched a war and wanted to capture most of the continents, was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Six years later, he gave the order to attack Poland.

According to the Fuhrer, the highest nation was the Aryans, whose blood flowed in his veins. Mixing races could lead to the complete destruction of its purity. Hitler saw the Jews as the complete opposite. On March 22, 1933, the first death camp appeared, and the following year, power was completely in the hands of the Fuhrer.

The extermination of the Jews lasted 12 years. On January 27, 1945, the Red Army managed to liberate Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp, in which over a million people died. Among them were also Russians, Ukrainians, Poles and convicted Germans.

Interesting facts

  1. Jews use the word “shoah” to refer to the concept of “holocaust”. Translated into Russian – “catastrophe”, which fully describes the sad events of that time.
  2. The opinion that only Jews were kept in concentration camps is wrong. The Germans also killed representatives of a number of other races.
  3. In front of the main entrance to the concentration camp was the inscription “Arbeit macht frei”. Harmless, at first glance, the expression came up with a German writer. It means “Work makes you free”, but for the prisoners these words sounded mocking, because each of them was doomed to certain death.

How to celebrate

The main purpose of the holiday is to develop sympathy in people and touch the sad story. Today it is better to spend time usefully by reading documentaries or books. Many film projects are devoted to the Second World War, with special attention paid to the theme of the extermination of the Jews.

When is International Holocaust Remembrance Day celebrated in 2023?

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday January 27 2023
Saturday January 27 2024
Monday January 27 2025
Tuesday January 27 2026
Wednesday January 27 2027