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UN CHRONICLE: The Holocaust: Remembrance and Beyond HA-24-1-06

Headquarters at the United Nations Department of Public Information will hold the first observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on 27 January 2006, the date in 1945 when the largest Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) was liberated by Soviet troops.  On 1 November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/Res/60/7 Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War designated 27 January as an annual International Day in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust.          
Watch a live web cast of the memorial ceremony at United Nations 10:30 am (EST).        

For further information on events, please visit:                                         

Below are UN Chronicle articles on the Holocaust, its remembrance, as well as links to related UN websites on these issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
THE HOLOCAUST: REMEMBRANCE AND BEYOND                                       
Holocaust Remembrance:  A Resolution Unfolds — The World Remembers (Issue  4, 2005)                                                                                 
The Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials (Issue 4, 2005)                     
By Benjamin B. Ferencz, a former chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials                   
Unlearning Intolerance: Critical Perspectives in Combating Genocide (Issue 4, 2005)                                                                       
By Sally Bolton                                                                       
‘Terror in the Soul’: Remembering Auschwitz (Issue 1, 2005)                
By Tom Luke                                                                           
Appreciation: Meanwhile about Tom Luke(Issue 1, 2005)                      
By Shashi Tharoor                                                                     
The Secretary-General: “Jews everywhere must feel that the United Nations is their home too.” (WebArticle June, 2004)                            
 'The Tribute Of Power To Reason': The Lessons From Nuremberg (Issue 2, 1999)                                                                          
 By Henry T. King Jr., a former chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials                     
 LINKS TO RELATED RESOURCES                                                    
 Message of the Secretary-General - Remembrance and Beyond         
 United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Week                         
 28th Special Session of the General Assembly                                                       
 GA Resolution : Holocaust Remembrance                                      
 Remembrance and Beyond - UN Cyberschoolbus                                    
 Yad Vashem                                                                                               
Official Site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim, Poland                                                          
Holocaust Timeline - UN Cyberschoolbus                                    
Unlearning Intolerance Seminar Series - UN                      
Curriculum on Racial Discrimination - UN Cyberschoolbus                         
Secretary-General Kofi Annan's remarks at Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem                                                                          
Secretary-General Kofi Annan's opening remarks at seminar on anti-Semitism                                                                      
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