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January 27, 2018

Today is January 27th — Holocaust Memorial Day

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:12 pm

You can read about Holocaust Memorial Day in this news article:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2586155/holocaust-memorial-day-2018-liberation-auschwitz-date/

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The focus of Holocaust Memorial Day is to remember the atrocities of the Second World War, and ensure that mankind doesn’t repeat the horrific mistakes of its past.

HMB is a UK remembrance day, which we have followed since 2001. The event is also in tribute to those who died in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur – in similarly horrific genocides.

The BBC broadcast a special Holocaust edition of the Antiques Roadshow earlier this month, broadcasting powerful survivor stories.

Each year there is a theme, with a strong focus on remembrance and learning from the past. This year’s theme is ‘How Can Life Go On?’

As the event’s organisers explain: “It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the genocides.

“On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

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