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.
On 22 March 1933, less than three months after Adolf Hitler was appointed German Chancellor, the first concentration camp of the Nazi regime was established in the town of Dachau, about 10 miles northwest of Munich, in Southern Germany.
On 22 March 1943 the first gas chamber, used to murder Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis, became operational at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates poets and the reading, writing and teaching of poetry.
On 13 March 1943, Julian Scherner, commander of the SS and Police in the Kraków district, Poland, ordered the ‘liquidation’ of the Kraków Ghetto.