On January 27, we remember all Holocaust survivors, the six million Jewish adults and children who were murdered, and the millions of others who were killed or suffered persecution at the hands of the Nazi campaign of dehumanization. Their lives and memory teach us the importance not only of remembering the past but acting in the present to fight antisemitism and hate.

We must make sure the next generations understand the importance of confronting hate and do not become complicit in discrimination.

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Ways to Commemorate this Day

There are many ways to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. However you plan to mark the day, it is key to ensure the activity remains respectful of survivors of the Holocaust and victims, and their suffering. 

  1. Check with your local synagogue, Jewish community centers, news outlets, college/university event calendars or Holocaust centers for activities.
  2. Have a reading of names. 
  3. Host a film screening of a relevant and appropriate documentary. 
  4. Read and discuss a book on the Holocaust.
  5. Write to elected officials on the importance of Holocaust education.

ADL Resources

Auschwitz I Concentration Camp

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

A backgrounder on the day that marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and meant to honor the victims of Nazism.

Eches and Reflections

Echoes & Reflections

The leading source for Holocaust educational materials and professional learning. We partner with middle and high school educators to support them, amplify their skills and provide resources to teach about the Holocaust in a comprehensive and meaningful way.

Antisemitism Uncovered

Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era is a comprehensive resource with historical context, fact-based descriptions of prevalent antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate. Read more and watch the companion video series.