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Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)

On, or around, 27 January, we honour the victims and survivors of The Holocaust and other genocides known nationally as Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). We aim to learn lessons from their experiences to challenge hatred and discrimination in the UK today.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 - "Ordinary People"

The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘ordinary people’, highlighting the ordinary people who let genocide happen, the ordinary people who actively perpetrated genocide, and the ordinary people who were persecuted. The theme also asks how ordinary people, such as ourselves, can play more of a part in challenging prejudice today.

We will also be lighting up Southwater One from dusk on 27 January visibly marking HMD. Across the borough, members of our communities will demonstrate unity with the HMD 2023 message. They will light a candle and reflect on how they can be the light in the darkness. We would encourage you to take part and share an image or video with us on:

If you are holding an event or activity, please do let us know we would be happy to share the news

Visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website to find out information regionally or nationally

Last updated: 13/01/2023 10:32

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