International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th annually

On November 1, 2005 the United Nations General Assembly designated every January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  This day is dedicated to the 6 million plus victims of the Holocaust that occurred during World War II.

Every member nation of the United Nations is encouraged to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust and use this time for educational purposes so that potential future genocides can be prevented.  January 27, 1945 is the day when the largest death camp (Auschwitz-Birkenau which happened to be located in Poland) was liberated by the Russian Army.

The film, A Journey into the Holocaust, and its teacher’s guide is an excellent educational program to teach the Holocaust, why other genocides occurred, and why genocides will continue to occur. Teachers can register to receive the free teacher’s guide, a free in-class streaming license and free in-class access to stream the film at: www.ajourneyintotheholocaust.com