Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz – Birkenau by Soviet troops in 1945. In the period between 1933 and 1945, the Nazis and their collaborators across Europe persecuted millions of people. They treated them extremely inhuman, deprived them of dignity and finally killed. In 2005, United Nations General Assembly adopted a formal resolution on the commemoration of this day. The resolution calls on all UN member states to honor the memory of Holocaust victims. Moreover, this resolution encourages the development of educational programs, which aims to show the determination to help prevent genocide in the future.
UDIK Coordinator, Edvin Kanka Ćudić, believes that the Holocaust marking is the duty of every responsible citizen: “What is currently happening in the region, regarding the relativization and different interpretation of the past about the already known war criminals from the Second World War, only proves that we have not learned enough from our past.”
Because of such a situation in society, Ćudić considers: “Only constant emphasis on evil that must not be forgotten, we will keep the memory of innocent victims as a warning for our future.”
On the occasion of this anniversary, UDIK’s activists will attend the commemoration organized by Jewish Community in Sarajevo. The commemorative ceremony will be held out on Monday, 28 January 2019 in the Jewish Community Center in Sarajevo at 12.00 pm.