Moscow Jewish Museum to hold Holocaust remembrance events
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow will light candles on January 27 to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Diplomats, representatives of Russian entities and international organizations, Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia President Alexander Boroda and other public figures will take part in the ceremony, a source from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia press service told Interfax-Religion.
An exhibition of works by Israeli artist, former inmate of the Plaszow concentration camp Josef Bau will open on the ceremony's sidelines.
A resolution of the UN General Assembly dated November 1, 2005, introduced International Holocaust Remembrance Day of January 27 - the day when the Red Army freed the inmates of Auschwitz (Oswiecim), the largest death camp ever. Between 1.5 and 2.8 million people were killed in Auschwitz, while the total Holocaust death toll exceeds 6 million.