January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.
Commemorative events at the Museum include:
- From Testimony to Art: Mining the Archives for Meaning with the In[heir]itance Project
- A screening of Surviving Skokie, a documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the provocative events of the 1970s when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in Skokie, Illinois.
- A screening of Numbered, a documentary about the dark time and setting during which an estimated 400,000 tattoos were assigned in Auschwitz and its sub-camps, as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war.
- Images of Auschwitz, a lecture with Paul Salmons, lead author of the UN manual How to Teach about the Holocaust
- Testimony from Holocaust survivor Gabriella Major at our monthly Stories Survive Speaker Series
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.