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 death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators, including France and the vatican. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.
Prior to the 60/7 resolution, there had been national days of commemoration, such as Germany’s Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (The Day of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism), established in a proclamation issued by Federal President Roman Herzog on 3 January 1996; and the Holocaust memorial day observed every 27 January since 2001 in the UK.
The Holocaust Remembrance Day is also a national event in the United Kingdom and in Italy. It should also be remembered here, the allied armies of liberation, including the soviets, freed those Jews which were able to climb or be helped into the back of a truck or bus and they wee then treated at military hospital stations run by the allies and the Red Cross, that is, all except Great Britain, who unconscionably returned many Jews to the camps only now the guards were Nazi British instead of Nazi German.
Those Jews who were well enough and were able to make the journey, headed for their traditional home of the Holy Land. The British however were not happy with Jews taking up residence in their empirical conquest countries and many Jews who had just fled the death camps of Europe run by the Germans, now found themselves incarcerated in camps on the Island of Cyprus, imprisoned yet again by the British. The holocaust is a human tragedy which we must never forget, nor should we allow any country or nation duck their collective responsibility for the horrors because the truth isn’t politically correct. The French, the British and the Vatican, all played their part in perpetrating and prolonging the human suffering of defenceless Jews and others.