January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Many events are taking place on this occasion, I will mention two that drew my attention,

Angela Furtuna sent me the poster of an event organized on this occasion in the city of Suceava, in the North of Romania. The program includes a conference on the European Nazi movements, readings from books about the Holocaust, a DVD about the liberation of Auschwitz, the launching of a book about the Jewish Community of Suceava, and a musical program that comprises recordings by Arthur Rubinshtein, Glenn Gould and Itzhak Perlmann.

Holocaust Day Event in Suceava

Of the many museums and memorials that describe the atrocity of the tragedy inflicted to the Jewish people, preserve the memory of the martyrs, and educate the younger generations, the most impressive remains by far Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The current temporary exhibition at Yad Vashem that has opened on the occasion of the remembrance day deals with ‘The Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Blueprints’: