CHICAGO (CBS)– Holocaust Remembrance Day is being honored virtually this year, both locally and nationally.BREAKING: Police Respond To Report Of Shots Fired In River Oaks Center Mall In Calumet City
The ceremony will feature “Holocaust survivors and leaders, who will convey the urgent responsibility we all share to protect the lessons and truth of this history.”
Each year on January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—we gather as a community to mark International #HolocaustRemembranceDay.
Join us tomorrow as we honor the memory of the victims and carry forward the messages of survivors. #WeRemember
— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) January 26, 2021READ MORE: Off-Duty CPD Officer Jose Castro Killed In High Speed Crash In Arlington Heights
The JCC Chicago is offering a virtual experience to share stories of courage and resilience. You can watch the full event from 2020 on the JCC Remembers website.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie hosted a virtual event Tuesday night.
The museum commemorated the day with a conversation on “Renia’s Diary,” a book published from the diary of Renia Spiegel, a 14-year-old girl who documented as the Nazi Party rose to power. Her family members, including her sister and niece, spoke about the discovery of the diary.
You can watch the event online.MORE NEWS: 11-Year-Old Charged In Beating, Carjacking Is Part Of Trend Of Children Carjacking With Adults
“Renia’s words have touched readers across the world, allowing her story to travel from her bedroom in Nazi-occupied Poland to the bookshelves of people everywhere,” a museum spokesperson said in a written statement.