Annual Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is held annually on the 27th January. It is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945,

A different theme is chosen every year. ‘Stand Together’ was the theme for 2020 and for 2021 it is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’.

An annual Holocaust Memorial Service is held in Norwich at St Peter Mancroft church and all are invited to attend.

For more information please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Website.

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