UN Creates Holocaust Rememberance Day. Holy Smoked Mackerel!

31 October 2005 – The United Nations General Assembly (GA) today adopted a resolution designating 27 January Holocaust Remembrance Day, and urged all nations to develop ways to keep the memory alive so that future generations will help prevent similar acts of genocide.Introduced by Israel, and co-sponsored by some 90 Member States, the resolution rejects any denial of the period in time as an historical event, urges States to develop educational programmes that will instruct future generations about the horrors of genocide, and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or belief.

General Assembly designates Holocaust Remembrance Day