Learn From the Past. Protect the Future. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thursday, January 27, 2022 


Join us to make sure that the Holocaust is never forgotten.  

To honour the memory of the six million Jewish children, women, and men murdered by the Nazis, the United Nations designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day. So we can collectively mark this important occasion, the World Jewish Congress launched the We Remember campaign. Join millions around the world and photograph yourself holding a sign that says #WeRemember and post it on social media. Many of the images will be projected on a screen at Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Ready to get involved? Here’s how - see below! 

Ottawa's We Remember Ceremony: To collectively mark this important occasion, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is participating in the World Jewish Congress’ We Remember photo initiative and landmark lighting campaign.  A special ceremony is being held at the National Holocaust Monument Thursday, January 27 at 6 pm. Organized by The National Holocaust Monument Committee along with the Federation, CIJA, CHES, and the Israeli Embassy, the ceremony will be live-streamed on Facebook.

View live-stream here.


As part of this ceremony, the Holocaust Monument will be illuminated in yellow light joining monuments in 26 other municipalities from coast to coast that will be lit up to remember the six million Jewish souls lost during the Holocaust (Shoah). Other public buildings to be illuminated include the National Gallery of CanadaTabaret Hall at Ottawa UniversityCanal Building at Carleton University, Algonquin College and around Canada, the BC Legislature, the Calgary Tower, Montreal’s Olympic Tower, Niagara Falls and the CN Tower.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson • ​Honouring International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Step 1
Download the
#WeRemember sign


Step 2
Take a photo
holding the sign

Step 3
Upload it to social media with
#WeRemember & #JewishOttawa #IHRD

FacebookInstagram /Twitter


Step 4

Tag  @JewishOttawa and our partners: 

Suggested Social Media posts:

#WeRemember the past to build a better tomorrow. @JewishOttawa @WorldJewishCong @cijainfo #IHRD #JewishOttawa

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, #WeRemember the survivors and the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis. @JewishOttawa @WorldJewishCong @cijainfo #IHRD #JewishOttawa

Together, #WeRemember the #Holocaust to ensure that #NeverAgain truly means Never Again. @JewishOttawa @WorldJewishCong @cijainfo #IHRD #JewishOttawa


Some other way you can commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

  • Light a candle in remembrance 
  • Visit a local Holocaust memorial or museum virtually 
  • Attend a virtual event (see below)
  • Educate yourself about the facts at aboutholocaust.org
  • Share a survivor’s story click here 


Virtual events

The Holocaust & Digital Memory: Exploring New Media Approaches to Holocaust Education,
Jan. 27, 8 pm, find out more here. Presenting partner: The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship.


United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
Jan. 27, 11 am. – 12:30 pm. EST, register here.

Film Screening: The Legendary Simone Veil
Jan. 27 at 7 pm (EST) on YouTube, register here.

Courage and Defiance: The story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Jan. 27 at 6 pm, register here.