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

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

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, observed on May 8 and May 9, is an annual international day established by Resolution 59/26 of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. This resolution calls upon 'Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations, and individuals' to honor the victims of World War II.

Commencing on May 8, this day holds significance as it marks the anniversary when the Allies in World War II accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany's armed forces, signaling the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.