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Remembrance 11:15 08 May 2021

Experience the tragedy: 20 World War II museums in the world and Ukraine

World War II is a tragedy that the entire world remembers. We talk about museums and memorials that everyone must see

Today, May 8, is considered the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, dedicated to the victims of World War II. About 60 million people, 40 of whom were civilians and 20 million were soldiers.

The General Assembly, with its resolution, declared May 8 and 9 the Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation on November 24, 2004. The document recognizes member states can have their own days of victory, liberation, and celebration, but suggested celebrating one or both of these days as a tribute to all those killed in World War II.

Remembrance Day is an occasion to remind everyone of the terrible things that happened during the war. Wreath-laying ceremonies and memorials are being held today in memory of World War II soldiers who died fighting for their country, as well as Holocaust victims and those who died in concentration camps.

"In the days of remembrance and reconciliation, we honor the memory of the millions who died in World War II and remember their suffering. We must never forget the Holocaust and other heinous and horrific crimes committed by the Nazis. The victory over fascism and tyranny in May 1945 marked the beginning of a new era," Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations General Assembly, said.

Not forgetting is our primary mission. For several generations, World War II is part of the story they heard from parents, grandparents, veterans who came to school on the eve of Victory Day, from books and movies. All this is to make it clear to all future generations: history cannot repeat itself, because the consequences will be catastrophic.

Rubryka has gathered 20 museums dedicated to the Second World War that are worth visiting, and not only on this day to experience the events that crashed into the lives of millions of people.

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