Holocaust Memorial Day - light a candle in your window at 8pm this evening if you can do so safely
Today we commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, as we keep alive the memory of all those lost to the evil that was the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people.
- The Holocaust was one of the darkest and most devastating crimes ever committed – a state sponsored attempt to eradicate an innocent people – and it must never be forgotten.
- That is why we are today commemorating International Holocaust Memorial Day, which remembers 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.
- We can never forget the horror of the Holocaust and will continue to stamp out anti-Semitism wherever it rears its poisonous head, as well as educating future generations so it can never be repeated.
- Many people will be marking the event by placing a lighted candle in their window at 8pm this evening if it is safe for them to do so.