Holocaust Memorial Day is held on 27th January to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which have followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
This year’s theme, BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, encourages us to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the way that individuals and communities resist the darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.
Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for us to remember that we all have a responsibility to work for a safer, better future for everyone. We can tackle prejudice, discrimination and intolerance wherever we encounter them.
You can find out more about the genocides from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust webpages.
Join the online UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day taking place at 7pm on 27th January 2021 by registering here.
At the end of the ceremony, join the nation and light the darkness: light a candle in your window at 8pm (if it is safe to do so) to remember those who were murdered for who they were, and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.
Let others know that you are taking part in a national moment and upload a photo of your candle to share on social media using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness
We will continue to do our bit for as long as we can, secure in the knowledge that others will continue to light a candle long after us.Gena Turgel MBE, survivor of the Holocaust (1923-2018)