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Holocaust Memorial Day



The Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January remembers the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed underNazi persecution of other groups and in genocides that followed in CambodiaRwandaBosnia and Darfur.

27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. 

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. 

The UK celebration is taking place this evening at from 7 – 8pm which is being live streamed

7 – 8pm: UK Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

8pm: Light the darknessAs the Ceremony ends, get ready to ‘Light the darkness’ with us. Light a candle at 8pm and safely put it in your window to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

8.05pm: Share with the nationUpload a photo of your candle on social media, using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.

You can find out more here