In 1962, it was decided to mark every second Sunday of September as the International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Fascism, the main goal of which is to combat the ideology of the revival of neo-fascism.
The Remembrance Day for Victims of Fascism is marked in the beginning of autumn, because it was in September that the Second World War started and ended.
More than seventy years ago, soldiers of different nations from all over the world fought shoulder to shoulder and won. A huge Nazi machine was stopped and destroyed, but at what cost!
The Remembrance Day for Victims of Fascism is a day of memory of tens of millions of people who died in the Second World War. These are soldiers who defended their Motherland, these are civilians who died from bombing, from being held in concentration camps, from diseases and hunger.
The Second World War is unparalleled in its scale and human losses. 61 states and more than 80% of the world’s population were involved in the war; military operations were conducted on the territory of 40 states, as well as in the vast waters of the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific and Indian oceans. During the war, millions of people died.
This Day is especially important for our people since it was the Soviet Union that suffered the greatest sacrifices, having lost about 27 million people. In every home, people keep the memory of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who defended their Homeland from a terrible enemy, sometimes and at the cost of their own lives, so that their descendants can live peacefully.
On International Remembrance Day of Victims of Fascism, in all countries that suffered in the Second World War, people visit monuments and memorials dedicated to the heroes of the battles, tend cemeteries and common graves. Also, all festive and entertainment events that fall on this date are cancelled.
This Day should serve as an eternal reminder to the whole world that such a thing must never happen again.