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UN/Canadian-Media: This year’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 Jan) focuses on the measures taken in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust to begin the recovery and reconstitution of individuals, community, and systems of justice. Against a global context of rising antisemitism and increasing levels of disinformation and hate speech, Holocaust education and remembrance is even more urgent, as is the development of an historical literacy to counter repeated attempts to deny and distort the history of the Holocaust, UN reports said.
Image credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Secretary-General António Guterres visited the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for the commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Outreach Program on the Holocaust
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme was established 15 years ago by United Nations Assembly Resolution 60/7, with a simple and stark aim: to remind the world of the perspective that the Holocaust provides relevant to preventing future genocides.
Over the years the Program has established a global network of partners and developed versatile initiatives including educational resources, professional development programs, a file series, panel discussions and exhibitions.