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’s Coordinator, Edvin Kanka Ćudić, believes that the Holocaust marking is the duty of every responsible citizen. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Auschwitz Ćudić pointed out: “The Holocaust is a symbol of hatred for everyone who is “different”. We have not learned much from such a harsh history, but a similar one has been repeated to us in the 1990s. By forgetting or denying the victims of the Holocaust, we actually forget about anti-fascism in our society.”
On the occasion of 75th anniversary, UDIK’s activists will attend the commemoration organized by Jewish Community in Sarajevo. The commemorative ceremony will be held out on Monday, 27 January 2020 in the Jewish Community Center in Sarajevo at 12.00 p.m.