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Holocaust Remembrances and Memorials

Moscow Candle Lighting

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Moscow Candle Lighting

A boy lights candles in Moscow's Jewish Community Center on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, 2012. The U.N. Security Council designated the day in 2005. Six million Jews and millions of others, including Polish and Soviet citizens, Romani or "gypsies", homosexuals and people with disabilities, were killed in the Holocaust.