On 27 January, the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day to coincide with the date when the largest German death camp, Auschwitz, was liberated.
Approximately 6 million people became victims of genocide. In Belarus alone, the Nazis killed 800 thousands of Jews. The anniversary of the 75th year since Auschwitz’s liberation and the memory of the victims was honoured in Minsk 0n Friday, 25 January.
Ambassadors and diplomats, the UN representatives, progressive Judaism communities and many others came to the Shabbat of Memory. Diplomats wrote the word “peace” in the The Tree of Life painting in different languages, dozens of candles were lit, an ensemble of former concentration camps prisoners performed and people prayed.