Today marks the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—a date designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
This year, the United Nations has chosen to focus on child victims of the Holocaust, which numbered over 1.5 million. Despite international calls to ensure that such atrocities never occur again, systemic violence against civilians during times of conflict or unrest has not subsided.
The memory of victims of the Holocaust inspires Physicians for Human Rights to continue documenting grave human rights violations and demanding an end to mass atrocities.
[Image: Hungarians search for their relatives' names on the wall of victims in the Holocaust Museum in Budapest on January 27, 2012. Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images]