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International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session.  On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army.

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 75 Years After the Liberation of Auschwitz St. Louis County Library will hold an event which is a part of Holocaust Awareness Program series

Dr. Ram Levy, Bulgarian Survivor and Sharon Berry, daughter of Ben Fainer, Polish Survivor of Blessed Memory, examine mistakes made and lessons learned from the Holocaust. Reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

The event if free of charge and open to the public

Co-sponsored by Saint Louis Polonia Inc.

LOCATION:
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St.Louis, MO 63131

DATE / TIME
January 28, 2020
6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Program

REGISTRATION
https://www.slcl.org/content/honor-international-holocaust-remembrance-day

Additional Links:

Hannah Ida Urman Foundation  https://www.hannahfound.org/

Dr. Ram Levy Oral History on HLMC archives https://hmlc.org/oral-history/ram-levy/
Columbia News Tribune article https://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2018/mar/23/holocaust-survivor-tells-how-moral-leadership-saved-him/718785/