Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Marking Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. The 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest and most infamous Nazi death camp where over 1 million Jewish men, women and children were murdered. It is important that we mark the day as a school community. By remembering the horrors of the past, there is real hope that future atrocities can be avoided.
"Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." - Jorge Santayana, Poet
There will be a short ceremony at 8pm on 27th January to mark the day. More information can be found here.
This year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust are asking that as a sign of remembrance, that we light candles and display them in our windows at 8.05pm. We would encourage you to take part in this. The power of light is something universal and will serve as a powerful symbol of thought and respect. You can upload pictures of your candles using the following hashtags. #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness