World Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

World | January 27, 2014, Monday // 15:51|  views

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On Monday, January 27, people across the globe mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This is the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, by Soviet troops in 1945.

The day, held in annual commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi regime, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.

While January 27 is recognized by many countries as a day of remembrance for the Holocaust victims, other dates are used across the world to honor them, including Israel, which holds commemorating ceremonies in April.

Bulgaria marks its own Holocaust Remembrance Day on March 10, a day dedicated to the rescue of thousands of Bulgarian Jews during World War II.

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