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.”
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).
Hanukkah is a tradition of freedom, courage, and peace. A time of renewed faith and hope celebrated by Jewish communities across the world.
Find out more about this celebration and links to information on Jewish LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) organisations.