Ukraine commemorates Holocaust victims today

Source : 112 Ukraine

On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army
10:44, 27 January 2018


Ukraine and the whole world are commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day today. It is an international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War, which was the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. 

It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has mentioned today’s importance, according to his Facebook page.

“Preserving the memory of Holocaust, we decisively emphasize the inadmissibility of repeating such crimes in future. Ukraine and the civilized world inviolably stand for fulfilling the ideals of humanity, dignity, and freedom. We remember and change the word for the best…,” Poroshenko wrote.

Related: Holocaust Museum will be established in Chernivtsi

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