IDF Honors International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel Defense Forces

Today, January 27, 2012, the IDF honors the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, this day marks the liberation of the Nazis’ biggest and deadliest death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this death camp an estimated 1.6 million Jews were systematically murdered, out of the six million murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

Railway leading to the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Israeli state was founded to function as a home for the Jewish people. After the Holocaust, the need for a Jewish state grew bigger, and Israel was founded. The IDF — Israeli Defense Forces — is the Israeli army, and its purpose is to protect and defend Israel and its citizens. It serves as a functioning military which will thwart any attempt to harm Israeli civilians. In addition, the IDF draws inspiration from many significant events of the Jewish and Israeli history, among which are all those who fought against the…

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