Innisfil, ON – The Town of Innisfil will lower its flags at Town Hall to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

January 27 was designated in 2005 as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It is also the day, in 1945, that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated. From 1941-1945, six million Jewish people were murdered, accounting for two-thirds of the European Jewish population.

“The Town of Innisfil does not tolerate any form of antisemitism or hate towards our growing, diverse community,” says Mayor Lynn Dollin. “While we can’t change what happened in the past, the very least we can do is pay our respect to those lost, and to those who survived.”

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on January 27.