One Day for Holocaust Memorial Day

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday 27 January is ‘One Day’. 

The council is supporting the Brighton & Hove Holocaust Education Project in commemorating this year’s event. 

For the second year this event will be entirely online, joining communities around the UK as they observe the national day of awareness and reflection. 

A special one-hour programme will be live-streamed courtesy of Latest TV at 2pm and 6pm on 27 January on the station’s website. 

It will be available for schools and the general public for immediate access. Educational content will be available online for schools and colleges.

Latest TV’s Yael Breuer will conduct interviews with Holocaust survivors and share stories and tributes from communal and public officials under the rubric of this year’s HMD theme, ‘One Day.’ 

Participants will include members of the Brighton & Hove Jewish community, city councillors, Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove High School, Sussex University and special guests.

The event is open to everyone. Simply watch Latest TV or visit the Latest TV website to access the live stream and for further information. 

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Holocaust Memorial Day is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. 

There are many ways to interpret the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 of ‘One Day’. You can read more about this year's theme on the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

One Day for Holocaust Memorial Day

Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said:

“On Holocaust Memorial Day, we stand with our communities to remember the 6 million Jews, and the tens of thousands of disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, those from the Roma & Gypsy communities, political prisoners, religious figures and many others murdered during the Holocaust, and all those killed under Nazi persecution and occupation. 

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all our diverse communities and continue to say ‘never again’.

“Holocaust Memorial Day is one day that we’re proud to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and those murdered in genocides since, such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

“We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we take action for a better future. 

“But it’s every day that we need to remember. The holocaust must never be forgotten, nor must it ever be repeated. 

“We must all learn the lessons from the past, and how harmful prejudice and discrimination is.

“In keeping with the theme, we join the call and hope there may be one day in the future with no genocide.

“We do not tolerate hate in our city, and we support all of our diverse communities, including our faith, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled communities.

“We continue to work collaboratively with our community groups bringing people together, building tolerance and standing against hate wherever we find it.” 

Find out more on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website.