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"Countless men, women and children suffered the horrors of the ghettos and Nazi death camps, yet somehow survived.

All of them carry a crucial message for all of us.  A message about the triumph of the human spirit.  A living testament that tyranny, though it may rise, will surely not prevail".

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 27 January 2010

2010 Calendar of Holocaust Remembrance Events

The 2010 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust focused on a central theme: “The Legacy of Survival", which emphasizes the universal lessons that the survivors will pass on to succeeding generations. With fewer survivors alive to tell their stories, it is of primary importance to share this legacy with people everywhere to encourage respect for diversity and human rights for generations to come.

A series of events has taken place the week of 25 January 2010 at United Nations Headquarters in New York and at United Nations Information Centres around the world. The week-long observance at UN Headquarters in New York included the following events: 

Monday 25 January

Tuesday 26 January

Wednesday 27 January

Thursday 28 January