Holocaust Remembrance Day
This day of remembrancee marks the date, in 1945, when the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops.
The Holocaust was a genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
An International Holocaust Remembrance Day was designated by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2005 following a special session that marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national event in the United Kingdom and Italy.