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In 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Why January 27? Because on that date in 1945, the largest World War II concentration camp, Auschwitz, was liberated.
Did the Holocaust Really Happen? Of course it did!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and various Neo-Nazi groups have claimed that the Holocaust never happened. In 2006, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan denied such claims. Per BBC News, Annan stated that Holocaust denial is the work of bigots.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington D.C. houses over 85,000 Holocaust photographs and many exhibits. And the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem holds over 62 million pages of documents, photos, testimonies of survivors and other articles as proof of the Holocaust.
Is it true that Christians hate the Jews and participated in the Holocaust?
Although some churches did not turn away, or even complied with the Nazis for fear of their own peoples' lives, Christians do not hate the Jewish people. Many Christians worked at the risk of their own lives to hide and rescue Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Today, sincere Bible-believing Christians everywhere are working to assure the Jewish world community that there are millions of decent Protestants and Catholics who love the Jewish people, never hated them, never worked toward their destruction, and participate in efforts to prove the Holocaust happened and to prevent similar situations.
In Genesis 12:2-3, God tells Abraham (the father of the Jewish nation), “I will make you a great nation… I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” Those who curse the Jews stand to be cursed themselves."
Romans 2:9-11 says, “There will be tribulation and distress to every man who does evil…but glory and honor and peace to those who do good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, for there is no partiality with God” (NAS, “Greek” meaning all “gentiles” – non-Jewish people).
You will find more information about the Holocaust and other incidents of Jewish persecution, along with hundreds of photos, by visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum website.