Learn From The Past. Protect The Future.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January

The #WeRemember Campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

We are dedicated to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Join us and millions across the globe by raising your voice and shining a light on the dangers of failing to learn from history.

This last year was a difficult one for the Jewish people and other vulnerable communities around the world. Rising antisemitism and the continued spread of Holocaust denial online have led to new threats that demand urgent action.

Encouraging society to reflect on the lessons of the past can ensure that future generations develop the knowledge and skills to effectively confront these challenges. Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January) take part in the #WeRemember Campaign to remind the world of what can happen when hatred is allowed to thrive unchecked.

Why Must #WeRemember The Holocaust?

The Holocaust was the organized persecution and killing of 6 million Jewish people, alongside other targeted groups, by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Learning about this history, and understanding what led to the greatest tragedy in modern times, can help prevent future genocides and acts of hatred based on religion, ethnicity, or other differences.

With the number of survivors growing fewer with each passing year, it our shared responsibility to preserve the memory of the victims and ensure that the past is never forgotten.

What can you do to ensure that the past is never forgotten?

Between the 20th and 27th of January – in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day – you can engage in simple but meaningful acts to bring this critical message to your community:

  • Use the hashtag #WeRemember on social media and share content dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust.
  • Post your photo of yourself holding a #WeRemember sign to social media. Ask others to do the same.
  • Hold an event in your community with featuring the testimony of a Holocaust survivor.
  • Illuminate the past and focus your community’s attention through a public display of remembrance.

Click here to find materials to share with your community or on social media. Additional content will be made available throughout the month of January. Images of acts of remembrance will be displayed at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in partnership with the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on the 26th and 27th of January.

Educate the world by taking to social media:
Facebook users who searching for keywords associated with the Holocaust are encouraged to learn more at WJC and UNESCO’s www.aboutholocaust.org. On TikTok, individual posts related to the subject contain a notification encouraging viewers to do the same.

Stories from the Holocaust

How else can you support the campaign and honor the victims of the Holocaust?

Use the hashtag #WeRemember on social media

Hold a virtual or an in-person event with social distancing

Light a candle in remembrance

Visit a local Holocaust memorial or museum

Create an art project

Educate yourself about the facts at aboutholocaust.org

Share this history with people you know on social media – Facebook / Twitter

Share a survivor's story click here

What can you do to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten?

  1. Write “We Remember” on a sheet of paper
  2. Take a photo holding your sign
  3. Share your photo on social media using #WeRemember



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