Spotlight: Stand Together; International Holocaust Memorial Day

Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.

Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe

We remember the many victims and survivors of not just the Holocaust, but genocides across the world since; especially in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, and Rwanda.

But let us also embrace diversity and celebrate our differences, because the horrors of war have taught us the value of life - all lives, and that our rights as humans can be won or taken away in a moment.

27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

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.

Read more about the work of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust here.


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