Thursday, May 27, 2010

#294 Costa Rica...Thanks Julio!

This stamp was issued in this year commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which occurs on January 27.

It is the first universal commemoration in memory of the victims of The Holocaust. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 .

January 27 is the date, in 1945, when the largest Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) was liberated by Soviet troops.The Holocaust resulted in the annihilation of 6 million European Jews and millions of others by the Nazi German regime.

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