International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated worldwide onin memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
On 27 January 1945, the advancing Red Army entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau exterminat
Our focus this year is the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials of doctors and lawyers. These were some of the smartest, most skilled and trusted people in German society who abused human rights in their professional capacity.
These trials charged Nazi physicians with "crimes against humanity" and violations of Hippocratic ethics. Amongst other charges, lawyers were charged with implementing and furthering the Nazi "racial purity" program through eugenic and racial laws. Most of the victims were Jews, Polish, Russian, Roma (Gypsies), many disabled or having mental illnesses.
We would like to invite friends of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and members of the public to join us as we honour and remember the precious lives lost and learn from the past.
Public transport will be provided, sponsored by Wilson Funeral Homes. Details will be provided in further communication.
The commemoration is supported and sponsored by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, the Wellington Regional Jewish Council. B'nai B'rith, the Council of Jewish Women, the Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Commission for UNESCO.