United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, 27 January
“Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”
The theme for the Holocaust remembrance and education activities in 2017, including the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, is “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a Better Future”. The theme emphasises the fact that Holocaust education has a universal dimension and can serve as an appropriate platform for building respect for human rights, increasing tolerance and defending our common humanity. The Holocaust was a defining point in history and its lessons have much to teach about the danger of extremism and the prevention of genocide today.