Auschwitz survivors mark 76th anniversary

United Nations designated Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an acknowledgement of Auschwitz’s iconic status..

Victims at Auschwitz were among 6million Jews murdered by Adolf Hitler's forces between 1941 and 1945

In less than three months in the summer of 1944, nearly 400,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered

More than 1.1 million people were murdered by the German Nazis and their henchmen at Auschwitz, the most notorious site in a network of camps and ghettos aimed at the destruction of Europe’s Jews. The vast majority of those killed at Auschwitz were Jews, but others, including Poles, Roma and Soviet prisoners of war, were also killed in large numbers.

United Nations Outreach Programme on the Holocaust, in cooperation with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, will hold a live event at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 2021. Link:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold a commemoration event from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. ET Jan. 27. Watch live at You do not need a YouTube account to view the program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's YouTube page.

Also on January 27, at 9:30 a.m. ET, the museum for Eisenhower’s Foresight: Protecting the Truth of the Holocaust. Watch live at

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