In the United Kingdom and in Italy, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national event, known as the holocaust day. Anyway the 27th January is the date the world chose as memorial day for the victims of the holocaust: the genocide of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies, 15.000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi during the 2nd World War.
Why the 27th January?
As we know, the 27th January 1945, the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops.
Celebrations and events during the day in the main cities and theme movies on tv, just to remember “Schindler’s List“, “La vita è bella” and “Anna Frank“.
Today, like everyday, we want to remember the Shoah, a silent tragedy that too late need a voice to remain imprinted in the memory of the people.
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented – Elie Wiesel