Los Angeles Air Force Base Observes Holocaust Days of Remembrance

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LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- This year, the Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed from April 4 –11, 2021. Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday, April 8, 2021. This is observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday.

Acknowledge, Preserve, Honor is the theme for 2021. Many of the early still and moving pictures of newly liberated Nazi concentration camps were taken by Army photographers. They helped to inform the world about the horrors of Nazism and the plight of concentration camp prisoners. 
The U.S. Army and the Allied military governments of Germany eventually used these photographs to confront German prisoners of war in the United States and the German population with the evidence of Nazi crimes.