UN-sponsored Holocaust Day: January 27

Posted on Sun, Jan 27, 2008 @ 04:16 PM
Today's Middle East Crisis and the Holocaust
BBC Images: Memorial candle  outside Auschwitz-Birkenau on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2008
A memorial candle burning outside Auschwitz-Birkenau, Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, 2008. Image courtesy BBC News.

The 1948 foundation of the State of Israel came in the wake of the Holocaust. Some have tried to deny the reality of that horrific period. But to their credit, the United Nations designated 27 January 2006, as the first projected annual International Day of Commemoration to honor the victims.

January 27 is also the the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

Could there ever be another holocaust? It's a question I put to three well-known historians and the creator of the award-winning documentary "Genocide." The answer is in Part One and Part Two of my series, Final Solutions.

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Tags: Genocide, International Day of Commemoration, the Holocaust, Auschwitz