On 27th January, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, a death camp run by the Nazis was liberated by the Soviet army. This camp was the largest among the many that were responsible for the death of million of Jews, and others, who were considered enemies of the state by the Nazis. On 1st November 2005, the united nation declared 27th January is the international Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the holocaust.
It is the remembrance of their suffering, courage, and determination. This day is observed by the UK, Italy, and its purpose is to honour these victims, for their lives are shining examples of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.