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Here are some of the best Twitter tributes for Holocaust Remembrance Day

In a social media campaign organized by the World Jewish Congress, Holocaust survivors shared their stories and encouraged others to post pictures to Twitter holding signs emblazoned with the slogan “We Remember.”

And ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, #weremember is trending on Twitter all over the world (and in space).

Here are some of the most moving tributes so far.

Britain’s Chelsea Football Club committed to educating fans and players about anti-Semitism

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris reminded us of the oft-forgotten history of Albania. Guided by a strong culture of hospitality, this tiny Balkan country was home to more Jews at the end of World War II than at the beginning.

Russian astronauts posted their own tributes — from space.

The head of the Muslim World League visited Auschwitz and prayed there with a delegation.

A tribute from Iran.

The Vancouver Police Department posted a moving video.

While Sophie Wilmes, the first female and first Jewish Prime Minister of Belgium (a country that has seen flare-ups of anti-Semitism this fall), posed with a handwritten sign.

And the German consulate in Boston affirmed its responsibility for remembering the history of the Holocaust.

Irene Katz Connelly is an intern at the Forward. You can contact her at [email protected].

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