The 2012 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust focussed on the theme, “Children and the Holocaust”.
The theme served to highlight the impact of mass violence on children.
United Nations’ annual observance of
the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
Friday, 27 January 2012
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
the General Assembly Hall, UN HQ, New York
The solemn ceremony on the theme “Children and the Holocaust” featured a video message remarks by UN Secretary-General, and statements by the President of the General Assembly and the Permanent Representatives of Israel and the Dominican Republic to the United Nations.
The UN Holocaust Programme’s new study guide for children was also launched.
Keynote remarks was made by Professor Robert Krell (Canada), a child survivor and a psychiatrist.