Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on the 27th of January. It aims to remember the genocide of millions of Jews and other groups of people who were killed by the Nazis during the Second World War.
The 27th of January is the date that the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated, therefore is a symbolic date for Holocaust Memorial Day as it reflects the hope that dark times do come to an end.

The Holocaust and genocides across the world are dark times that we must mark in order to reflect and learn lessons from the past.

The theme this year is ‘One Day’. This is an affirmation and a call to recognise that one day can alter and change the outcomes of tomorrow.

There are many ways that you can mark Holocaust memorial day:

  • watching the Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony, which will be available online;
  • designing a light of hope as a way to remember the day
  • holding a moment of reflection
  • finding out about heroes of the Holocaust.