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Moscow to remember Holocaust victims

January 27, 2013, 1:32 UTC+3

January 27 has been marked as International Holocaust Remembrance Day since 2005

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MOSCOW, January 27 (Itar-Tass) - Prominent politicians and religious figures will gather at the Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Center in Moscow on Sunday to remember the Holocaust victims. A memorial candle-lighting ceremony will take place against the background and exposition titled “Victory Has Salty Taste”.

The exposition, which opening on Sunday, features thematic posters that tell about the ideology of Nazism and plans to “solve the Jewish question once and for all”; a unique story of a Soviet Jewish soldier, his desire to fight Nazism and win and also about the need to restore justice and perpetuate the Holocaust victims, the press service of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said.

The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Moscow-based Israeli Cultural Center and the Nativ organization set up under the office of the Israeli prime minister.

January 27 has been marked as International Holocaust Remembrance Day since 2005. This date is timed to coincide with the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.

The annual commemoration of the Holocaust victims is aimed at preserving the historical memory of millions of human lives that were destroyed during WWII and condemn Nazism in all its manifestations so that the tragedy of genocide never recurs again.



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