Ceremonies Across the World Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day as countries around the world hold ceremonies to remember what happened and vow to never let it happen again. Ceremonies are being held in Israel, Germany and Russia along with 60 Israeli lawmakers who will join hundreds of Israeli and Jewish politicians in attending a joint Israeli-Polish ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of a former death camp. Around 20 survivors laid a wreath at the former camp's Death Wall. Pope Francis also addressed the holocaust in a message read at a violin concert in Rome, one of many events observing International Holocaust Day. Approximately 6 million Jews were killed in the genocide by Nazi Germany, 1 million of which died in Auschwitz.
By Jordan Moses
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