Holocaust Memorial Day

Welcome to the Holocaust Memorial Day page.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is 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 and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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

Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.

You will find a series of resources on this page for HMD.

What is HMD?

Koolumlam - Chai

Prayer from Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Senior Imam Qari Asim

Loving God, we come to you with heavy hearts, remembering the six million Jewish souls murdered during the Holocaust.

In the horrors of that history, when so many groups were targeted because of their identity, and in genocides which followed, we recognise destructive prejudices that drive people apart.

Forgive us when we give space to fear, negativity and hatred of others, simply because they are different from us.

In the light of God, we see everyone as equally precious manifestations of the Divine, and can know the courage to face the darkness.

Through our prayers and actions, help us to stand together with those who are suffering, so that light may banish all darkness, love will prevail over hate and good will triumph over evil.

Amen

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Somewhere over the rainbow

El Male Rachamim

Helen Aronson BEM Story

Bosnian Genocide

Nazi Persecution of Disabled People

Rwandan Genocide

Cambodian Genocie

Tears of the Desert

Eli Eli

Dr Martin Stern MBE Story

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