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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, Germany
January 27, 2021
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Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was founded nearly 20 years ago. Its purpose was to commemorate and educate everyone about the Holocaust and all the victims of Nazi persecution, but also to include and raise awareness of subsequent recognised genocides.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the London Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony this year will take place online.

“We have worked closely with the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to create a ceremony that will commemorate victims of the Holocaust and provide time for reflection for those affected by more recent genocides.”

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

The UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony will be streamed online at 7pm. This will be our first fully digital ceremony. 

The ceremony will run from 7–8pm.

At 8pm, get ready to Light the Darkness with us. Households across the UK will be lighting candles and safely putting them in their windows to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2021 (if you are able to do so safely).

#HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness

Further Reading

Mayor of London - Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Mayor of London – Online Memorial

Holocaust Educational Trust

Holocaust Educational Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide

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