Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Sunday (27 January).

The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is ‘Torn from Home’, and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and the 40th anniversary of the end of the genocide in Cambodia.

Councillor Emma Daniel, chair of the Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities committee, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the countless people affected by horrors almost beyond our comprehension. We stand alongside all the communities who experienced so much prejudice and persecution in the past and alongside the people who, appallingly, still experience hostility and hatred for who they are.

“We remember the devastated Jewish communities all across Europe, and all those destroyed by the hatred of the Holocaust. We remember the victims of genocides around the world since then. With the survivors and on behalf of the lost we say together ‘Never Again’. This and every Holocaust Memorial Day renews our commitment to end anti-Semitism and all racial and religious hate.” 

Candlelit vigil

A candlelit is being held at the Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street Brighton on Sunday (27 January) from 2pm until 4.30pm and is open to all. The vigil will remember all people who have died in genocides around the world.

More information about Holocaust Memorial Day and activities taking place.