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January 27, 2023: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust



The United Nations’ International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January) is an important day to remember the six million Jews and millions of other victims who were brutally persecuted by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. This day marks a significant event in history, one that serves as an incredibly powerful reminder for us all to never forget the scale and extent of human suffering and to strive for peace and justice around the world.

 

At Global Learning, we are dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces and institutions in our societies. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is at the very heart of how we operate as an organization. We recognize that it is only through acknowledging this dark period in our shared history that we can make meaningful progress towards embracing greater mutual understanding and respect among people worldwide. We thus support this day as a way to commemorate those who suffered under Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.

 

In 2020, the UN General Assembly decided that this day would be observed annually on 27 January—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which was liberated by Soviet forces on 27 January 1945. The theme chosen by them was “Stand Together Against Antisemitism”—a powerful reminder that anti-Semitism still exists today despite all efforts to end it; hence it is up to us all to ensure that such hatred has no place in any society or culture. 

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