All you need to know about Holocaust Memorial Day

All you need to know about Holocaust Memorial Day

The Holocaust has long haunted mankind as an incomprehensible period of history. The horrific events of the time and the atrocities of the day are remembered every January 27 is the Holocaust Memorial Day. The world maker the day to remember those whose lives were lost to genocide. On this day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp, was liberated from the Nazis back in 1945. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically killed six million Jews, although some studies suggest that the true death toll could be as many as 20 million.