Students write letters to Anne Frank to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed each year on January 27 is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust. Jan. 27 is the same day that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945.
The memorial day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on Nov.1, 2005.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place to encourage the remembrance of victims of genocide across the world and to remember over six million Jewish people who were killed during the Holocaust, as well as millions of other people who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
As the International Remembrance Day neared, the 8th grade English class at Cook County ISD 166 spent time reading about the Holocaust and the diaries of Anne Frank. The students in Betsy Jorgensen’s English class then wrote a letter to Anne Frank. A few students shared their letters with WTIP.
Audio of the students, Sophia Lindstrom, Brianna Monson, Levi Manthey, Lucas Oberg, and Ethan Fish reading their letters is below.