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Be the Light in the Darkness

by Michael Ford last modified 06 Nov, 2020 11:29 PM

Next year's Holocaust Memorial Day is Wednesday 27th January 2021.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is the international day to remember the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide, and says:

"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."

The website gives ideas for holocaust and genocide observance, in school, at work, with others, or privately. This year, there are ideas for recipes for remembrance, not just for Shoah victims (Jewish Holocaust), but also to remember victims of Bosnian, Rwandan and other genocides. More here.

Our Diocesan Inter-Faith Adviser Canon Bill Cave will not only encourage and assist for HMD 2021, but also on other holocaust-related matters, as well as God’s Unfailing Word (the Faith and Order commission statement on Christian-Jewish relations) and other inter-faith issues.

Contact: or 07721 658879.

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