International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on Friday, January 27, 2023. Under the theme of “Home and Belonging”, to remember killed Jews of the Holocaust, victims of Nazism, and prevent future genocide.
2023 Theme of the day
“Home and Belonging” is the 2023 theme of the day. The Holocaust criminals deprived Holocaust victims and survivors of their homes and sense of belonging, yet the theme emphasizes their humanity. The subject serves as a reminder of our obligation to show compassion to those who have suffered atrocity crimes, to combat hate speech, Holocaust denial, and antisemitism, and to do everything in our power to stop genocide.
Where does the ceremony take place?
The 2023 ceremony of the day will have adhered in the UN’s General Assembly Hall.
History of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
During the 42nd Plenary session, the day was evolved by the 60/7 resolution of the UN’s General Assembly on November 1, 2005. The date marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentration and Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945.
Why do we celebrate the day? / Purpose of the day
People observe this day to commemorate and honor 6 million murdered Jews during the Holocaust and millions of victims of Nazism. This day is also a source to improve educational progress to get prevention from future genocide.
Activities of the day
Visit a Museum
Go to visit a Holocaust Museum. Worldwide museums are located and work tirelessly to teach the history of genocide and war and reflect Holocaust’s circumstances. This will fulfil one aim of the day the remembrance of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Museum of the U.S. is situated in the National Mall of Washington, D.C.
Contribute to a Holocaust Museum
Museums are integral components of any society. You can donate them to ensure that their significant information is available to all.
Serve a Holocaust Survivor
This day is a great chance to serve people who have survived the Holocaust and living below the line of poverty. Give a hand of help by buying groceries and fixing their fence. Treat them with kindness and get bundles of good wishes and blessings.
Read the story of 2nd World War.
Spend your day fulfilling the aim of the day. Read about 2nd World War and collect important information to share with others.
Share posts on social media
Spread awareness about the day by posting relevant content on social media to make people aware of the genocide.
Significance of the day
- This day is important to make us realize that the 2nd World War has lost much, but its loss has not been fulfilled. We cannot afford even one more war like this. This day makes even our subconscious mind avoid such wars and genocide to save the world from loss.
- Nearly 6 million Jews were murdered, but many survived. We learn from Holocaust remembrance that humanity can survive unimaginable disasters. This day serves as a reminder that the human spirit is more powerful than any evil power.
Fast Facts of Holocaust
- The Greek word holokauston, is the derivative of Holocaust, meaning burnt sacrifice.
- Most Holocaust Jewish victims were from Eastern Europe instead of Germany.
- The Nazis gained power legally and thought they would rule for 1000 years.
- Nazis considered the Jews from separate races, but they were wrong because Jews followed a culture and religion and were not part of a separate race.
- Adolf Hitler (leader of Nazi Germany) was not Jewish. He declared himself a German Christian.
- During the Holocaust, millions of individuals other than Jews were murdered, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma, queer people, and disabled persons.
- Holocaust survivors hid in ghettos, passing as non-Jews and fleeing into the Soviet Union.
- 5 million children were included in the 6 million murdered Jews.
- Countries including France, Austria and Germany banned denying that the Holocaust occurred.
- Six million Jewish people and five million others were murdered throughout the Holocaust, where there is evidence of Jews murdered but did not have for others.
Quotes of the day
- Jean Baudrillard said, “Forgetting extermination is part of extermination.”
- Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby said, “Did you notice why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It’s because they know how humans are treated like an animal.”
- Simon Wiesenthal said, “For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. Moreover It can also be other people. We saw it begin in Germany with Jews, but people from more than twenty other nations were also murdered.”
- “The question shouldn’t be “Why are you, a Christian, here in a death camp, condemned for trying to save Jews?’ The real question is, “Why aren’t all the Christians here?” ― (Joel C. Rosenberg)
- “We are alive. We are human, with good and bad in us. That’s all we know for sure. We can’t create a new species or a new world. That’s been done. Now we have to live within those boundaries.” – (Carol Matas)
A short story about the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was World War II’s mass murder of Jews in Europe. 6 million Jews, roughly 2/3rd of the Jewish population in Europe, were killed by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945.
What is Holocaust?
Holocaust is the genocide of 6 million Jews by Nazis during 2nd World War.
Can I watch the online ceremony of the day?
You can watch live on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 9:30 am. ET.
Who was Adolf Hitler?
He was the leader or dictator of the Nazi party in Germany.
What do we learn from Holocaust?
Holocaust demonstrates the dangers of discrimination, prejudice, dehumanization, and antisemitism. This happening exposes all the human responses, raising significant considerations regarding societal and personal motivations and pressures that lead to acting.
Is Yom HaShoah observed in the U.S.?
The remembrance days run from Sunday before Yom HaShoah through the next weekend (Sunday).