International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust. On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army.
In a resolution entitled "Memory of the Holocaust" adopted in 2005, the General Assembly decided that the United Nations will annually celebrate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27, on the anniversary date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, on January 27, 1945. On January 27, 2020, the Post of Moldova issued a stamp dedicated to this International Day ("Ziua Internațională de Comemorare a Victimelor Holocaustului"), 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, present on the official FDC below (print run: 300) with postmark from Chișinău (MD-2012).. Read more..
The postage stamp features the monument "Victims of Fascism" in Chisinau. It was originally sculpted by Aurel David and first erected in 1982. The monument represents human fists. After years of neglect and vandalism, the monument was completely restored by members of the Jewish Community of Moldova in 2015. The monument is located on the site where, in 1941, over 14 thousand Jews, Gypsies and Russians were exterminated by by the fascist regime.
In accordance with EU regulations ("GDPR"), we are obliged to inform you that
could personally identify you. Click the OK button to acknowledge that you have
read and understand our