According to the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations from November 1, 2005, January 27 is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust. This date is timed to coincide with the liberation of the concentration camp "Auschwitz" - the largest "factory of death" in the history of mankind by the Soviet Army in 1945.
On January 26, in London, near the Soviet War Memorial in the park near the Imperial War Museum, an annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust took place. The event was organized by the Fund of the Soviet War Memorial with support of the Russian Embassy and Rossotrudnichestvo.
The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of London's Southwark District, the Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, the head of the Soviet Memorial Fund, members of the British Parliament, representatives of the embassies and military attachés of the CIS countries, representatives of UK public organizations, veterans, Russian compatriots and British citizens. The meeting honoured the memory of millions of people who died during the war with a minute of silence. A meeting was held with participation of John Dobai, who survived the Holocaust.
Within the framework of the commemorative events, an exhibition of the Holocaust took place, which told the story of Nazi persecution of Jews before and during the Second World War. The exposition presented photos, documents, artefacts, posters and films.