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Holocaust Remembrance

ICJW recognizes the uniqueness of the Shoah, the tragedy that befell the Jewish people during the Nazi reign of terror in Europe, when six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, as unprecedented in human history. We pay tribute to the heroic spiritual and physical resistance of Jews throughout the European continent during this darkest chapter in the history of mankind, while an indifferent world stood mute. We express our profound gratitude to those “Righteous Among the Nations” who courageously came to the assistance of imperiled Jews.

ICJW condemns all crimes against humanity and all forms of Holcaust denial. ICJW affiliates join with other organizations to commemorate Yom HaShoah and the Holocaust Memorial Day established by the United Nations on January 27 each year. We strive to educate our members to transmit the lessons of the Shoah from generation to generation by developing educational programs relevant to each country.

We help to monitor the sites of the former death camps and Jewish cemeteries, recognized as world heritage sites by UNESCO, to ensure that they remain as places of homage and remembrance.

Click here to download the UNESCO brochure Why Teach about the Holocaust? in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. It brings to the fore universal issues raised by the history of the Holocaust, introduces educators to some of the main challenges and opportunities linked with teaching about genocide, and provides an overview of the variety of resources available in the field.