International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The 27th January of each year marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In 1995, a resolution by the European Parliament called for the establishment of a European Holocaust Remembrance Day in all Member States. Ten years later in 2005, in parallel with the UN General Assembly, the European Parliament adopted a second resolution* encouraging Holocaust remembrance, and making 27 January European Holocaust Memorial Day across the whole of the EU.
A commemorative ceremony is hosted by the President of the European Parliament each year on or around January 27. The main partner and co-organiser of the ceremony is the European Jewish Congress, headed by Dr. Moshe Kantor.