Flags lowered, University Hall illuminated to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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 six million Jewish victims of the holocaust and the many other victims of Nazism.
On McMaster’s main campus, flags are lowered in recognition and University Hall will also be lit with yellow lights from sundown to sunrise on Jan. 26, 27 and 28.
The United Nations established this recognition day for all to learn and reflect on lessons of the Holocaust to help prevent future acts of genocide.