January 27th – Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today, January 27th, is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

The day marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, and is a time for us to pause and remember the millions of people who were murdered and whose lives were changed beyond recognition under Nazi persecution.

May it also serve to remind us that genocide does not just take place on its own – it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

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ITZHAK PERLMAN | JOHN WILLIAMS | THEME FROM ‘SCHINDLER’S LIST’ | CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC | 2010

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