24 April 1915 is a symbolic date for commemorating the victims of the Ottoman Empire’s near total destruction of its Armenian population.
On 22 April 1945 Soviet troops liberated the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, 20 miles north of Berlin. They found 3,000 unguarded, weak and ill prisoners. These were the people who were too unwell to join the forced death march, which set off from Sachsenhausen the day before liberation.
Introduced in Israel in 1953, Yom HaShoah is the date in the Jewish calendar for Jews around the world to mourn the loss of the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust and the damage and destruction caused to millions more lives.
19 April 1943 marks the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in which Jewish inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto fought against the Nazi regime.
On 17 April 1975, Khmer Rouge forces entered Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and defeated the ruling Lon Nol Army.
On 15 April 1945, British troops liberated Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
The Buchenwald Concentration Camp was liberated on 11 April 1945 by American troops.
International Roma Day is an opportunity for us all to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Roma people.
On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, the Hutu president of Burundi, was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
On 1 April 1935, the Reich and Prussian Minister of the Interior issued an order to local authorities to close down the Watchtower Society – criminalising the Jehovah’s Witnesses who lived in Germany at that time.