International Holocaust Remembrance Day

A votive candle burns alongside many other unlit candles

Candles in the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance. Image courtesy US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, the UN urges member states to honor the memories of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism, and to work toward educational programming to help prevent future genocide.

The UVA Library holds significant collections related to history and analysis of the Holocaust, and this dedicated LibGuide offers an introduction to those materials. The Guide also presents materials from outside experts such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which hosts a Commemoration event to be watched live or streamed after the event’s conclusion. Find out more about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Remembrance Day Commemoration. 

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