Holocaust Memorial Day in Derby, is run by an independent planning group within the framework of the national Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Trust.
Holocaust Memorial Day was established in 2001 as an international day to remember the victims of Genocides, and was fixed on the 27 January to coincide with the date of the Liberation of Auschwitz in .
In addition to the Holocaust during World War 2, the Armenian Genocide, the Ukrainian Holodomor and the Genocide of Bosnians at Srebrenica are also marked.
Our annual QUAD event will be replaced with a “Virtual QUAD” film consisting of a variety of spoken word, music and dance pieces. This will be available on our YouTube Channel from the 24th January, together with a number of short reflections and testamonials.
It is planned to live stream a service from the Cathedral on Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 6pm. LINK
The theme for each year is set by the national HMD Trust, and for 2021 is “Be the Light in the Darkness”
Also, to watch out for:
- The Council House will be lit in purple on 27 January
- The HMD flag will fly in the Sir Peter Hilton Memorial Garden (also home of the Holodomor commemorative plaque) [ Opposite the Council House]
- The HMD candle logo will be painted on the Cathedral Green, site of our commemorative trees to Anne Frank and Olga Nahlak
- 26th January – “Never Again- Holocaust Memorial Day online Facebook event” hosted by Stand Up to Racism – LINK for details of speakers and event