Holocaust Memorial Day ceremonies will be organized on the international, national, regional and local levels. An overview of worldwide activities.

Holocaust Memorial Day

In November 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution to mark January 27 as an international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust, and urged member states to develop educational programs to impart the memory of this tragedy to future generations. Holocaust Memorial Day ceremonies will be organized on the international, national, regional and local levels, including in universities and schools.

Auschwitz (Poland)

A ceremony will be held for the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Honorary patronage over the event will be assumed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski.

Ceremony at camp Auschwitz

United Nations

About the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.

The website of the UN

Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK

This year's Holocaust Memorial Commemoration event will take place in Queen's Hall, Newtownards on Monday 28 January 2013 at 7.30 pm.


United Kingdom

Holocaust Memorial Day in the United Kingdom. There are different activities throughout the country.

Overview with activities in the UK

Bremen (Germany)

Several activities throughout the city of Bremen (Germany) in commemoration of the annual Holocaust Memorial Day. From 15 January to 7 February.

Overview with activities (pdf)

Berlin (Germany)

The ‘Lesben- und Schwulenverband Berlin-Brandenburg’ (Gay and Lesbian Association of Berlin-Brandenburg)  will be commemorating homosexuals who were prosecuted during the Holocaust.


Nürnberg (Germany)

The German Rail museum in Nurnberg will offer free rides and discuss the key role of the railway system during the Nazi years.


Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Holocaust Memorial Day in The Netherlands. There are different activities throughout the country.

Overview of activities

Paris (France)

International day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust in Paris.

Activities in Paris


The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in Dublin, Ireland.



This commemoration is organized annually by the Jewish Holocaust Centre in  Australia.

Calendar of events


International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Auckland and Wellington, New-Zealand.

All activities

Vienna (Austria)

Several activities planned in Vienna to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz and discuss anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in Austria and Europe.

All activities

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