Rome remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 72 years after liberation of Auschwitz.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January is being marked in Rome with around 100 memorial events over a ten-day period from 23 January until 1 February.

The Settimana della Memoria events are based mainly at the Casa della Memoria e della Storia, in Trastevere, which presents a free programme of films, documentaries, exhibitions, interviews, lectures, readings and book presentations.

Established in 2005 by the United Nations to commemorate the day in 1945 that the survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp were liberated by the Russian army, the initiative honours the memory of the millions of Jews – but also homosexuals, Romany people and others – who suffered persecution, deportation, imprisonment and genocide.