Holocaust Memorial Day 2014: Monday 27th January
Each Year on 27 January on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) people across the world remember all those whose lives were destroyed in the Holocaust and the countless lives lost through other genocides and persecutions around the world.
The event is held on and around the 27th January to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp in January 1945. HMD has been held in the UK since 2001 and the City of York has been marking this occasion since 2008. York’s HMD programme enables those living, working and visiting the city to come together to reflect individually and collectively, to learn the lessons of the past and seek to create a safer, better future. It is believed that in remembering and acknowledging the past we can each help to promote a more tolerant and inclusive society for the future.
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