Victoria: United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 Commemoration

The United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 will be observed at Glen Eira Town Hall, on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Marcia Langdon of the University of Melbourne.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre and Jewish Community Council of Victoria present the 2019 UN Commemoration of the Holocaust.

Professor Marcia Langton AM, Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne will be presenting a speech on ‘Australian standards on racial, ethnic and religious discrimination and vilification: do we have sufficient protection against the global rise of far right hate movements?’

The commemoration, organised by the Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, accords with the UN General Assembly 2005 resolution proclaiming 27 January, the day in 1945 on which Auschwitz was liberated, as the annual international Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Event Details:
Program: United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Glen Eira Town Hall, cnr Glen Eira Rd/Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South.
Cost: FREE


The theme of the Holocaust remembrance and education activities this year is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. This theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities, at a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups fuels the rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred around the world. The theme highlights the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.