Flags lowered, campus buildings illuminated to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honour the millions of victims of Nazism.

University Hall lit up with yellow lights
University Hall lit up with yellow lights in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Photo by Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University).

McMaster’s flags are lowered today in recognition of victims of the Holocaust. Hamilton Hall and University Hall on McMaster’s main campus will also be lit with yellow lights from sundown to sunrise on January 26 and 27.

The United Nations established this recognition day for all to learn and reflect on lessons of the Holocaust in order to help prevent future acts of genocide. For links to educational information and virtual events you can participate in as a member of the McMaster community, please visit student group McMaster Hillel’s page for resources: https://www.instagram.com/mcmasterhillel/

Two flags flying at half mast in front of a large building. There are students walking in the foreground of the photo.
Flags on McMaster’s campus lowered in recognition of victims of the Holocaust. (Photo by Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University)