21 January 2007

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 29

The second annual observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be on January 27, 2007

The UN Generaly Assembly adopted, in November 2005, a resolution designating January 27 as an “International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.”

Yad Vashem plans special activities, including a gathering of survivors, a special session of the Ministry of Education and Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies, and an international Holocaust, Medicine and Medical Ethics Conference with the Technion's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.

In Vienna, a "No Child's Play" exhibit will open at the UN Information Service on January 26.

"Flickers of Light," an exhibit about a handful of heroes at Auschwitz who sought to aid Jews, is online at www.yadvashem.org, and a special UN Web site will be launched on January 29. The site, developed by Yad Vashem and the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education at the University of Southern California, provides many artifacts, photographs, resources and links.

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