Holocaust Memorial Day

Join us at our Civic Memorial Service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place internationally on 27 January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It's a day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution and those that lost their lives in later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 

To mark the day, on the 27 January, we're hosting a civic memorial service outside at The Campus West arena which will be starting at 11:00am. The service will include readings from Holocaust Memorial ambassadors, a reading from Rabbi Tatz who will also lead the Mourner's Kaddish (an example of traditional prayer of mourning), words from the mayor, a two-minute silence and releasing of the peace doves.

This year, the theme for HMD is One Day, which encourages people to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we take action for a better future.

If you would like to learn more about the Holocaust or genocide, visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website