In January 2000, 44 governments from around the world met in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, to discuss the importance of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Many governments undertook to establish an annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).
On January 24, 2005, the UN General Assembly commemorated the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Following this session, a UN resolution was drafted to designate January 27 as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The resolution called for education programs on the Holocaust to help prevent genocide. It also rejected denials that the Holocaust occurred. On November 1, 2005, the assembly adopted this resolution so the day could be observed each year. It was first observed on January 27, 2006.
The day also commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1945. It is hoped that through remembering these events, people will remember the Holocaust and prevent genocide.
Since 1985, thousands have gathered each year at the Holocaust Memorial Park to share memory, prayer and hope. The park is located at the water’s edge of Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. The park was created through the efforts of the Holocaust Memorial Committee with the support of community leaders [...]
In 2010, the Marks JCH of Bensonhurst sponsored a unique project, publishing the Memory Book. It took several months and dedication of staff, volunteers, survivors, relatives, family members and friends to collect 200 individual and unique stories of survivors and WWII veterans to publish in one [...]
The Marks JCH of Bensonhurst is honored to host the World War II Veterans group for more than several decades. Over 30 years ago, Liza Yefimova and Vitaliy Khaselev, the first leaders & volunteers, activists and clubs founder who created Russian Senior center and its WWII Veterans Club. Both of [...]