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.


Past Events

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the European Parliament – 2017

The event was organised by the EJC in partnership with the President of the European Parliament who has been hosting this ceremony for the past 5 years. This year...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the European Parliament – 2016

At International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event European Parliament President Schulz Says: “Without the Jews Europe would not be Europe” Today, the European Parliament, in partnership...