70 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of the universal lessons of the Holocaust and to foster a shared culture of remembrance.
In 2015, the International Day of Commemoration will be marked by a number of national and international events.
For a very long time, those who had been able to save themselves by emigrating had not been afforded the respect they were due.
Thankfully, this has now changed, said Bures, and expressed her special delight at being able to welcome to the Parliament Ari Rath, the Vienna-born former Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post. Being Jewish, he had had no future in Austria and in 1938 he managed to reach Palestine on a Kindertransport.
“The road towards finding a responsible way of dealing with Austria’s recent history was a long one,” Bures reflected.
The remembrance ceremony was intended to be an expression of respect towards the victims and survivors, and their descendants.At 7pm the Centre invites you to the film (in French subtitled in English).For over a decade, Israeli master violin maker Amnon Weinstein located and lovingly brought back to life violins that had been played by Europe's Jews during the Shoah. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated worldwide on 27 January in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.On 27 January 1945, the advancing Red Army entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp complex, liberating more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were for the most part ill or dying.“The crimes, which were brought to an end with the liberation, remain unforgotten in the history of Europe”.Auschwitz was the symbol for the Nazi genocide, the murder of millions within a few years; it has become a place whose liberation seventy years ago today was selected to signify the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day.On Tuesday, 27 January a special daytime programme will take place, offering visitors the opportunity to hear voices of liberation, 70 years later, presented in partnership with the March of the Living Toronto.On Wednesday, 28 January, the Neuberger is proud to co-present a panel on the Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross, the subject of a unique Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition opening on January 31. On January 27, 2015, visitors will be offered free entry to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.The following overview of commemoration events is based on information and links provided by IHRA member countries, observer countries, and permanent internationa partner organisations, as well as information compiled by the Permanent Office.Member Countries: Argentina - Austria - Belgium - Canada - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom - United States; Observer Countries: Albania- Bulgaria – El Salvador- the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Moldova- Portugal - Turkey - Uruguay; Permanent International Partners: Claims Conference – Co E – FRA – ITS- OSCE/ODIHR – UNESCO - United Nations Member Countries Argentina The Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires have produced the following video to mark the event: The Museum is also holding a commemorative event on 27 January entitled “Voices from Auschwitz”. Austria The main Holocaust commemoration day in Austria is the 5th of May.