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"This year, we pay special tribute to the women who suffered in the Holocaust. Mothers and daughters, grandmothers, sisters and aunts, they saw their lives irrevocably changed, their families separated and their traditions shattered. Yet, despite appalling acts of discrimination, deprivation and cruelty, they consistently found ways to fight back against their persecutors.

They joined the resistance, rescued those in peril, smuggled food into ghettos and made wrenching sacrifices to keep their children alive. Their courage continues to inspire. On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, let us honour these women and their legacy. Let us pledge to create a world where such atrocities can never be repeated".

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 27 January 2011

2011 Calendar of Holocaust Remembrance Events

On the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the Holocaust Programme organized a series of events on the week of 24 January 2011 at United Nations Headquarters. United Nations Information Centres around the world also organized memorial ceremonies and educational activities.

Monday 24 January 2011

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Monday 31 January 2011

Thursday 10 February 2011