International Holocaust Remembrance Day – UPSC Prelims

  • United Nations marked 27th January every year as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • The day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945.
  • It provides an opportunity to recount the atrocities of the Holocaust that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews.