January 27 is the anniversary of the liberations of Auschwitz-Birkenau and has been designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations General Assembly. On this annual day of commemoration, we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism.

It is crucial to acknowledge the past, which includes crimes against humanity. For many, it can be difficult or traumatic to think about. But this commemorative day is not just about remembrance. It is also about ensuring the continued education of this horrific history to new generations. Knowledge is power; Understanding the unfathomable acts of the Holocaust and Nazism is key to preventing future genocides.