On 1 November 2005, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan proclaimed 27 January – the day of the liberation of Auschwitz – to be Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day, people around the world remember the Holocaust and other genocides such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica and Darfur. Auschwitz has become a universal symbol for the mass murder of innocent civilians.
Every year, in collaboration with Utrecht University, the UHSK organises its own Holocaust Memorial Day, with various speakers giving lectures about themes relating to genocide.
You can sign up for the Holocaust Memorial Day by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org