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Ambassador Lucas participates in the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Published Friday January 27 2017

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted a commemoration on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day that Ambassador Lucas was honored to participate in. The program featured, among others, remarks from the Vice Chairman of the Museum, Allan Holt, touching reflections by holocaust Survivor Josiane Traum and a Memorial Candle Lighting, where Ambassadors joined Holocaust survivors in lighting candles. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the international community keeps the memory alive and honors the victims of the Nazi era, but also recalls the crimes of genocide committed since the Holocaust and reaffirms its resolve to prevent the recurrence of such crimes.