Holocaust Memorial Day

The millions of Jews and others killed during the Holocaust are to be remembered in services across the UK, as part of Holocaust Memorial Day Candles will be lit at ceremonies in London and at the National Memorial Arboretum on the 68th anniversary of the liberation of AuschwitzMore than one million people, mostly Jews, died at the Nazi camp before it was liberated by allied troops in 1945. Organisers say the day also honours victims of genocide around the world.

Holocaust survivors, politicians and others are expected to gather at the London event on Sunday, while similar services will be held by charities and organisations in many other parts of the country. National Holocaust Memorial Day was started by the government in 2001 and takes place every year on 27 January. The UK’s year-round centre for remembrance, the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, also attracts some 300,000 visitors each year…..

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