On January 25, 2013 the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC hosted a ceremony to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since opening in 1993, this museum has served as a living memorial to the six million Jews and the millions of people of other nationalities - victims of the Nazi regime. It has been visited by almost 35 million people, including 96 heads of state and government.
The representatives of the Jewish community – former prisoners of concentration camps, who survived the Holocaust, addressed to the attendees. In order to honor the memory of victims of the Holocaust, a prayer of remembrance and a moment of silence were featured during the event.
The heads of foreign diplomatic missions, including Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Olexander Motsyk, together with representatives of the Jewish community lit symbolic candles of remembrance.