Holocaust Memorial Day (UK)

Holocaust Memorial Day (UK)

Holocaust Memorial Day (UK)

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Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a national event in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of The Holocaust. It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945, the date also chosen for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and some other national Holocaust Memorial Days.

In addition to the national event, there are numerous smaller memorial events around the country organised by many different organisations, groups and individuals.

Commemoration of the Holocaust in the United Kingdom and other countries



Commemorations

Every year since 2001, there has been an annual national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The main national memorial was hosted in:
  • London (2001) — Theme: Remembering Genocides: Lessons for the Future
  • Manchester (2002) — Theme: Britain and the Holocaust
  • Edinburgh (2003) — Theme: Children and the Holocaust
  • Belfast (2004) — Theme: From the Holocaust to Rwanda: lessons learned, lessons still to learn
  • London (2005) — Theme: Survivors, Liberation and Rebuilding Lives, for the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
  • Cardiff (2006) — Theme: One Person CAN Make a Difference
  • Newcastle (2007) — Theme: The Dignity Of Difference
  • Liverpool (2008) — Theme: Imagine...Remember, Reflect, React
  • Coventry (2009) — Theme: Stand up to Hatred
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