World Jewish Congress
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Learn From The Past. Protect The Future.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January

About The #WeRemember Campaign

When the we started the #WeRemember Campaign several years ago, we asked people worldwide world to carry out a simple, yet meaningful task: Write the words “We Remember” on a sheet of paper, take a picture holding the sign, and post it to social media using the hashtag #WeRemember. The response was overwhelming.

Since then, and despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to capture the public’s attention, through institutionalizing the use of the hashtag, as well as other avenues. One remarkable outcome has been the illumination of notable monuments, coupled with the projection of moving messages in public places.

Why Must #WeRemember The Holocaust?

These past few years have been difficult for us all - and has shown us why Holocaust education is needed now more than ever. While confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in hateful and racist ideologies around the world. False conspiracy myths about minority groups are spreading like wildfire. Social media platform are being overrun with harmful content. It can all feel overwhelming for many. Even frightening.

January 27, 2022, marks 77 years since the Allied troops arrived at the gates of Auschwitz, but it is clear that the story of how they came to be there in the first place must be shared more widely. The Holocaust -- the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators -- didn't occur in a vacuum. It was the product of unchecked hatred and collective silence. Now, more than ever, we must join together to remember the past, to build a better future for all.

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

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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