Holocaust Memorial Day


International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: Holocaust Memorial Day
Friday 27 January 2023

On 27th January each year, everyone is asked to remember victims of the Holocaust, including over six million Jews, the millions of people who lost their lives under Nazi persecution, and those impacted by genocide across the world.

Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on those people whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to consider our attitudes towards prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own communities. Holocaust Memorial Day allows us all to think about how we can ensure that we learn the lessons of the past, and what we can do to create a safer, better future for all.

This year the theme for HMD is Ordinary People.  We are all individual ordinary people who can be extraordinary in our behaviours and actions. The victims of the Holocaust are all ordinary people.  We can all make decisions to challenge prejudice, stand up to hatred, speak out against identity-based persecution and shop more responsibly.

‘What is abnormal is that I am normal. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life – that is what is abnormal.’ – Elie Wiesel, Survivor of the Holocaust


For further information, please contact the EDI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
MPA Champion for Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
[email protected]

Some Helpful Links & Resources
Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony 2023 | London City Hall
Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 (
Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 resources | National Literacy Trust
Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 – UK Jewish Film

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