International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD). Learn more about International Holocaust Remembrance Day and how the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is participating.
What is International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
In 2005, the UN designated January 27 – the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in 1945 – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, people around the world are encouraged to learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust, honour the memories of the six million Jewish victims and listen to stories from survivors.
Holocaust Education Resources for IHRD
The Memoirs Program has created thoughtful, fact-checked resources to help students learn about the Holocaust. We encourage teachers to use these resources in their classrooms on IHRD and throughout the year.
- Education Disrupted: An exhibit on the Holocaust and the pursuit of education
- Hearing History: A Holocaust Survivor Memoir Read Aloud
More about International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024
From our institutional partner:
- January 28, 2024 - Family Sunday, Toronto Holocaust Museum.
Visit the Toronto Holocaust Museum for an exclusive afternoon of programming. Lara Brady, daughter of Holocaust survivor George Brady, will guide participants through an exploration of his family’s story, which has been adapted into the novel Hana’s Suitcase and featured in the Museum’s galleries. This event is free and appropriate for ages 10+. Visit the Toronto Holocaust Museum's website to learn more.
Free Books and Educational Materials
We help teachers bring the subject of the Holocaust into their classrooms, using first-person narratives as a way for students to connect with the history of the Holocaust through survivors’ experiences. Our Holocaust survivor memoirs, educational resources and programming are available free of charge and in both French and English.