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.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
Virtual Invitation

The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas, would like to invite you to view a recording of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day Service on Wednesday 27January 2021.  This year the virtual event will feature a number of presentations and case studies, including powerful testimonies from survivors of religious genocide. This year’s national commemoration theme is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’, which encourages us to reflect on how we can play our individual part in combatting the prejudice and hate that may surround us. 

You can view this event on YouTube via the following link, which will go live at 2pm on Wednesday 27 January. https://youtu.be/ZSTQATUlH6g There is an opportunity within the virtual service, for you to light a candle in remembrance, if you wish to do so.


For more information please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Website.

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