Every year on 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). The day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Berkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001.

HMD falls on a Friday in 2023, Doncaster Council is held a commemorative event on that day.

2025 theme: For a Better Future

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2025 is For a Better Future.

This Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau the largest Nazi concentration camp complex, and the 30th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia.

There are many things we can all do to create a better future.  We can speak up against Holocaust and genocide denial and distortion; we can challenge prejudice; we can encourage others to learn about the Holocaust and more recent genocides.



A service is proposed to be held on 26 January, followed by a wreath laying service at the Memorial stone which is located in the grounds of the old Archives on Chequer Road.

More details will become available closer to the date on the Twitter page @DoncasterHMD

Remembrance Book

A book of remembrance will again be placed in various locations for people to sign.  The book is stored at Doncaster Archives.

HMD Website

Visit the HMD website on www.hmd.org.uk

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help or contribute to our activities.  If you are interested please get in touch.

Last updated: 28 May 2024 08:44:14

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