International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

What does the legacy of the Holocaust mean to you? Why is it important to remember the Holocaust? What has the world learned? On January 27, 2021, in honour of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, we want to hear your answers to these important questions during our virtual remembrance event.

Join us to hear messages of resilience from survivors, and the thoughts of Canadians from different walks of life as we reflect on the legacy of the Holocaust. We encourage you to participate in real time by sharing your own thoughts in the comment section of the video.

Significance of January 27

On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp was liberated by Soviet forces. Since 2005, this day has officially been recognized as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On this day, people around the world remember the 6 million victims of the Holocaust and the countless lives that were forever changed by this genocide. 

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