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Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism in Germany

Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism in Germany is held on January 27. Held since 1996. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us Help us 
27 January - Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism in Germany
The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism on January 27 has been a nationwide, legally established day of remembrance in Germany since 1996. As an anniversary, it is related to January 27, 1945, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and the two other Auschwitz concentration camps by the Red Army in the last year of World War II. At least 1.1 million people were murdered here between 1940 and 1945. January 27 was declared the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust by the United Nations in 2005. In the meantime, the day of remembrance is also celebrated in many European countries.
After the National Socialists came to power, political opponents and racially and socially persecuted persons were interned in concentration camps on the basis of the "Reichstag Fire Decree". The first camp of this kind was established in Dachau in March 1933. The existing camps were expanded into sites of forced labor and prisoners were exploited as labor slaves.

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