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'We are being tested again,' Ban warns as UN marks 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

Seventy years ago today, allied forces liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, urging renewed vigilance to eradicate the deep roots of hatred as anti-Semitic attacks continue and vulnerable communities around the world bury their dead while living in fear of further violence.

UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place tomorrow, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the “forever solemn day” when the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated.

UN has ‘duty to speak out’ against anti-Semitism, Ban tells General Assembly

During an informal meeting of the General Assembly this morning to address concerns of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide, top United Nations officials echoed the view of keynote speaker, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, who lamented the ‘renewed advance of this radical inhumanity.’

Genocide occurs when ‘warning signs’ ignored, action not taken – UN deputy chief

During a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp today, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called for reflection on how better to prevent horrific crimes witnessed during the Holocaust and other genocides.

FEATURE: Music at UN event teaches about the Holocaust through victims' experiences

From Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933 until the 1945 liberation, music played an integral role in daily life under Nazism, as illustrated at a United Nations event which used the medium of the arts to communicate fragments of the lives of victims of the Holocaust.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, UN calls for unflagging vigilance to prevent new genocide

The United Nations today paid tribute to the 6 million Jews and countless others massacred in the Nazi Holocaust with a solemn ceremony in the General Assembly Hall, a rebuke to Holocaust deniers, and a warning from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the perils of anti-Semitism and hatred of any kind.

At New York synagogue, UN chief honours Holocaust victims, pays tribute to survivors

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined congregants at a New York City synagogue on Saturday to honour those who perished in the Holocaust, pay tribute to the survivors and call for collective action to prevent such horror from happening again.

In visit to former Nazi death camp, Ban affirms value, dignity of each human life

Visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where over a million Jews and members of other minorities perished during the Second World War, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged that its victims be honoured by ensuring dignity and fundamental freedoms for all.

Courage to fight for a better world honoured at UN Holocaust commemoration

Those who risked their lives to save Jews and others from mass extermination in the Second World War are inspiration for the courage to fight for a better world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other United Nations officials said today.

At Holocaust memorial event, Ban highlights need for courage to do what is right

Genocide, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the responsibility to protect, the conflict in Syria and the courage to do what is right were among the topics highlighted in United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks today at an event held in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.