Holocaust Memorial Day

Home » News » Holocaust Memorial Day
204-_arrival_at_auschwitz_-_victims_are_selected_for_the_gas_chambers_in_may_or_june_1944

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January It's a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

HMD is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and to recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own, it's a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. We're fortunate here in the UK; we are not at risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to start this process.

The aims of HMD are laid out in the statement of commitment. HMD activity organisers bring together the diverse strands of their communities to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in their neighbourhoods. This is a real demonstration of how the lessons of the past can inform our lives today and ensure that everyone works together to create a safer, better future.

For more details on Holocaust Memorial Day

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Glazebury
TM: Tue 15 Sep 11:33am

Re-opening Glazebury Methodist Church for servicesA lot of preparation has taken place to get us there.Things will be quite different as we get used to the 'new normal'.Doors will open at 10.00am with the service starting at 10.30am.The service will be the same as broadcast centrally by our Circuit and the Liverpool North Circuit on the phone. The only difference will be...

Culcheth
TM: Fri 11 Sep 10:03pm

Important Information about returning to our Church buildingOn Sun 20th Sep, we will return to worshipping on Sunday mornings in Culcheth Methodist Church. We have been preparing carefully to ensure we can return safely and look after each other and we look forward to welcoming you and seeing each other. Please read the information below so that you know what to do and what to expect when you...

Atherton Central
TM: Thu 03 Sep 5:26pm

Opening for Worship!!Six months have passed since the church last opened its doors for a Christian service — it is hard to believe!Now Atherton Central is very pleased at last to announce that it will be once again welcoming (up to its social distancing limit of course!) those who wish to join them in a very different streamed Christian Service.Our first service will be on : ...