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Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January

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Holocaust Remembrance Day – the international day, on 27 January, remembering the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed 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.

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.

(Source: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website)

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is encouraging every to “Light the Darkness” and take part in a national moment for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Find out more here (external link): Holocaust Memorial Day Light the Darkness

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