Holocaust Memorial Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Each year on 27 January, we come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is an international day on 27 January to remember the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and during more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia 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. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust develops a theme for Holocaust Memorial Day. This theme for 2024 is 'Fragility of Freedom'

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