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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK. In their words: 

"Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember 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 CambodiaRwandaBosnia and Darfur.

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

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

‘Fragility of Freedom’ is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024
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In the UK, and around the world, millions of people continue to face prejudice, discrimination, and hostility simply because of their identity. Find out more about what it means today.


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