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 1945.
The Derby group has been in place since 2001. It is funded from private donations, and is supported by the Mayor of Derby, Derby Cathedral, local community groups, and individuals. There is a week of events surrounding the 27th January each year.
In 2018, the 27th January is on Saturday which is the Jewish Sabbath. As the main QUAD event is in the evening, holding it on the Friday will conflict with the preparations for the Sabbath. In order to be fully inclusive we have decided to hold the events on THURSDAY 25th JANUARY 2018
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.
The theme for each year is set by the national HMD Trust, and for 2017 it is “The Power of Words”
All events are open to the public , and are free. Ticketing arrangements are only in place at QUAD on the evening of the 25th January 2018.