Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War


Date: May 8 – May 9

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


World war 2


Background

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is an international day of remembrance observed on every year May 8th and May 9th. On November 22, 2004 United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.

The date is important as on May 8, World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.


Actions and Programs

Programs and events are organized at different countries to remember the soldiers who died fighting for their country and also those who died in concentration camps. Articles about remembering World War II victims may be published in magazines, newspaper, or online during this time of the year.


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