The International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019
In its resolution on the 26th October 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 27th January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in all of its member nations. In Luxembourg, the Day is held each year on or around the 27th January.
The aim of the Day of Commemoration is to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to inform young people about the dangers of intolerance, racial hatred and ignorance. The offered activities are supposed to raise young students’ awareness for often subconscious prejudices, stereotypes and violence towards others, and to abolish them. They are motivated to initiate and support steps towards social cohesion, and to actively participate in the building of a better and fairer world.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 is aimed at teachers and students of the “enseignement secondaire".
Marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, this year’s Remembrance Day will commemorate the Rwandans who were killed over the course of 100 days in 1994.