Holocaust Remembrance / Memorial Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January that commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of 6 million Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. 27 January was chosen to commemorate the date that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945.

It is also a time for remembering other genocides around the world: Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Visit the school library to see the display Mrs Rudolph has set up, full of information, sources of reference and books to read.


The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

HMD 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. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.

Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.

To take part with the nation (or find out more information), please register at: https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/ukhmd/

The Ceremony will run from 7–8pm. At 8pm, get ready to Light the Darkness. Households across the UK will be lighting candles and safely putting them in their windows to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2022 (if you are able to do so safely).

8.05pm: Share with the nation. Upload a photo of your candle on social media, using the hashtags:

#HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness