International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Today commemorates 77 years since the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz (now Oświęcim, Poland) was liberated by Allied forces in the last months of World War 2, and the remaining prisoners were freed. The awful things that happened there should never be allowed to happen again.

In 1947, the Polish Government made the site of the Auschwitz camp a museum, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Holocaust Memorial Day

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Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day to remember all those people who were killed by the Nazis during World War II, and also all those killed in genocides since.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust:

Another fascinating resource is Faces of Auschwitz, a project that puts names and histories to some of the people who were at the Auschwitz concentration camp.