Keeping the memory alive: Holocaust Memorial Day


An important date which brings us all together each year is Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.  Boroughs across London are planning events.

“HMD is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and to recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.”

This year is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp and also the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia.

There are plenty of imaginative resources to mark the theme for 2015 “Keep the memory alive” on the HMD website.

The HMD team is always very helpful to anyone planning a local event.  Get in touch with them for advice and visit their activity page here.

2 thoughts on “Keeping the memory alive: Holocaust Memorial Day

  1. Dear Catriona

    I’m afraid this year I couldn’t even contemplate attending such a day WITHOUT paying some kind of JOINT respect to the victims of the holocaust in Palestine last summer. If you could, therefore, kindly inform me as to whether there is any such event taking place in London I’d be most grateful.

    Thanks. Phaedra Sawbridge

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