Holocaust Memorial Day


Friday, 21 January, 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked internationally and takes place each year on 27 January.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to stop and remember the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be a future with no genocide.

27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

There will be a small display at Bourne Hall to mark the day featuring how the holocaust and genocides have impacted on the borough.

This year, HRH The Prince of Wales, has commissioned seven leading artists to paint seven survivors of the Holocaust, for display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. BBC Two will be screening a documentary about the project for Holocaust Memorial Day at 9pm on 27 January 2022.

To learn more about the Holocaust and the subsequent genocides please see the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website.

Why not light a virtual candle to remember a victim of the Holocaust? Visit https://www.illuminatethepast.org/

Watch a message from the Mayor on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8FSx_FNJMAQ