All are invited to take time to remember and reflect on the great losses and pain many people suffered as the result of some of the world’s worst atrocities.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which takes place on Wednesday 27 January, is a chance 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 theme for HMD 2021 is ‘Be the light in the darkness’.

It encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.  

More details about HMD, along with resources and a chance to submit your activity, can be found on the HMD website. You can also register to receive a link to watch the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, the first fully digital ceremony.