Genocide never just happens | HMD 2017

hmd-2017There is always a set of circumstances which occur, or which are created, to build the climate in which genocide can take place.
Holocaust Memorial Day this year asks the question “How can life go on?
Boroughs across the capital are marking the day. Check the details here:

Hammersmith & Fulham

Merton

Brent

Barnet

Southwark

Tower Hamlets

Enfield

Camden

Wandsworth

Harrow

Newham

Hackney

Ealing

Greenwich

Haringey

Hounslow

Find more events on the HMD website.
Denial, a film about the legal case surrounding Holocaust denier David Irving, opens in London next week.

Keeping the memory alive: Holocaust Memorial Day

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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.