Holocaust Remembrance Day, as marked by the United Nations, was set to honour the memory of nearly six million Jewish individuals who were killed in Adolf Hitler-era Germany. In addition to Jewish people, many other communities were also targeted in Nazi Germany.

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Here is all you need to know about the Holocaust Remembrance Day: 

-Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on January 27th every year by the United Nations, takes a stand against genocides and ethnic cleansings on an international level. 

-This year’s theme, as decided by the United Nations, has been set as “Memory, Dignity, and Justice”.

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-The United Nations website said that this year’s theme for Holocaust Remembrance Day addresses things like “safeguarding the historical record, remembering the victims, challenging the distortion of history often expressed in contemporary antisemitism.”

-On this day, the world also commemorates the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp on January 27, 1945, according to reports from Associated Press.

-In Poland, home to Europe’s largest Jewish community before the Holocaust, the Nazi occupiers punished those who helped Jews by executing not only the helpers but their entire families.

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-Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated across the world. At the York Minister in United Kingdom, the Star of David was created out of nearly 600 candles to remember the six million Jews killed in Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. According to reports from BBC, the event was remembered by people of all faiths and also included a choral evening service.

Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party and Germany’s leader during the Second World War, was known for believing in the superiority of race. He mainly tagged the Jewish and Gypsy communities as an inferior race so he could order mass killings.