Holocaust survivors remembered on this date in history: January 27

January 27, 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the date Holocaust survivors’ liberation from concentration camps in Auchwitz, Poland.  The United States and world leaders observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day annually on January 27 to commemorate the date when Russian troops entered the first camp at Auschwitz to discover thousands of starving prisoners, murder victims, and evidence of the then-untold horrors of the Holocaust.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) website, during a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on January 27, 2021 “leaders from the United States and Europe will join Holocaust survivors in conveying the urgent responsibility we all share to protect the lessons and legacy of Holocaust history and to defend the truth—now more than ever.”

To learn more about this important date in history and the Holocaust, visit the USHMM website at https://www.ushmm.org/remember/international-holocaust-remembrance-day and the History Channel website at history.com.