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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 in Hanoi

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 in Hanoi, © Embassy of Israel Hanoi

27.01.2021 - Pressemitteilung

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held in Hanoi on 27 January, organized by the Embassy of Israel, the Embassy of Germany and the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

27 January was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the victims of the holocaust, because on that day in the year 1945 the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz was liberated. In World War II more than 6 million Jews were killed by the German Nazi regime in Europe just because they were Jews.

Ambassador of Israel Nadav Eshcar, Ambassador of Germany Dr. Guido Hildner, Vice Rector of the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, and Resident Coordinator of the UN in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra will attend the commemorative event. They will light up symbolic candles to remember the victims of the Holocaust, a tradition of Israel and Jews around the world.

At the event, the German film „Vernichtet“ (Exterminated) is screened. „Vernichtet“ (Exterminated) by director Andreas Christoph Schmidt tells the story of the widowed Rosa Labe’s family with her 3 children in Glambeck village of Brandenburg, Germany. From 1938, the Labe family was torn apart and exploited in various places by the German Nazi regime, as long as they were useful labour tools. They were murdered or disappeared and were unable to meet each other again. The painful journey of the Labe family is a horrifying example of what victims of Nazism experienced.

Holocaust remembrance is an annual ceremony of Israel in Vietnam. The remembrance intends to inform the Vietnamese public about the Holocaust as well as to commemorate and to honor the victims of the Holocaust.

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