BtB notes that today, being the anniversary of the Russian liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, is known as "International Holocaust Rembrance Day," so designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.
To my mind, this day was best addressed by Caroline Glick -- months in advance of that UN resolution.
... the Holocaust, in and of itself, tells us nothing about Jewish identity. It only tells us about the rest of the world....
.... The group that really ought to be taking the Holocaust to heart is not the Jews, but the Europeans who two generations ago descended to the depths of human depravity by either conducting the extermination of European Jewry or enabling it.
Sadly, Europe has avoided serious self-examination and instead has turned the Holocaust into a fetish. Holocaust memorials spring up like mushrooms after the rainfall throughout the continent. But what do they signify?
.... Israel has a duty to recall the Holocaust for what it means to the Jewish people to have lost a third of our members. But we have nothing to gain from joining the Europeans in their bizarre Holocaust rituals.
It is neither our right nor our responsibility to wash Europe's hands of our brothers' blood.
.... On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners, who were mostly ill and dying.
It is estimated that at minimum 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945; of these, at least 1.1 million were murdered.